Shenandoah County: Portion of Route 698 to close for bridge replacement

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VDOT will close a portion of Route 698 (Orchard Drive) in Shenandoah County for a bridge replacement project at Mill Creek.

The closure will begin on Monday, April 13 with completion in spring 2021. The bridge is located just west of the intersection with Route 263 (Bryce Boulevard/Orkney Grade) in the town of Mount Jackson.

Motorists can use the following detour:

  • Northbound drivers: Continue west on Route 263 (Bryce Boulevard/Orkney Grade), then south on Route 614 (South Middle Road), then east on Route 764 (Walker Road), then resume north on Route 698 (Orchard Drive).
  • Southbound drivers: Turn west onto Route 764 (Walker Road), then north on Route 614 (South Middle Road), then east on Route 263 (Bryce Boulevard/Orkney Grade), then resume south on route 698 (Orchard Drive).

This project replaces a 1932 bridge that has reached the end of its service life. The new bridge will have two 11-foot lanes with three-foot shoulders. The new bridge will be constructed in the same location as the current structure. Additional information can be found at:

A contract valued at $1,329,978.00 was awarded to Fairfield-Echols LLC of Fishersville, Va. in December 2020. The contract has a fixed completion date of June 4, 2021. All work is weather permitting.

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The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

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