Update: Route 731 in Albemarle County open again after bridge repairs
Update: Thursday, 8:33 a.m. Route 731 (Keswick Road) in Albemarle County is open again after VDOT had to close it down on Monday for emergency repairs to a bridge that was struck by a vehicle last week.
Original post: Monday, 7:08 p.m. Route 731 (Keswick Road) in Albemarle County was closed Monday for emergency repairs to a bridge that was struck by a vehicle last week.
The bridge, over the Norfolk-Southern Railroad, is between Little Keswick Lane and Llama Lane.
Repairs will entail replacing steel posts and railing damaged in the crash, which will require removing some of the timber decking to access the rail posts.
The repairs are expected to be complete and the bridge reopened to traffic by Friday.
Traffic should detour around the closure by following Route 22 (Louisa Road) to Route 744 (Hunt Club Road) and back to Route 731.
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