Portion of Route 698 to close for bridge replacement
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close a portion of Route 698 (Orchard Drive) in Shenandoah County for a bridge replacement protect at Mill Creek. The closure will begin on Monday, April 13 with completion in spring 2021.
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).
The project replaces a 1932 bridge in Mount Jackson that has reached the end of its service life. The new bridge will have two 11-foot lanes with three-foot shoulders.
Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511.
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