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VDOT Fixing Hanna Damage

The Springvale Road bridge over Piney Run in Great Falls is closed for a few weeks while emergency repairs are made to bridge supports, the Virginia Department of Transportation announced today.

Here's the VDOT detour, which probably will add about 10 minutes to travel times:

Leesburg Pike (Route 7) west, right on Utterback Store Road, right on Georgetown Pike (Route 193) back to Springvale. Do the reverse if driving south from Georgetown Pike to Leesburg Pike. Watch for signs in both directions.

VDOT engineers estimate it could take up to four weeks to fix the bridge's support abutments, which were damaged by Tropical Storm Hanna.

By Robert Thomson  |  September 16, 2008; 3:08 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting , Construction , Driving  
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The unofficial locals detour which is much faster.

Coming from Route 193, turn south on Springvale Rd, then an immediate right on Wynkoop then a left onto Riva Ridge Rd. Riva Ridge parallels Springvale Rd just a tad further west. Stay on Riva Ridge and it eventually reaches Route 7 (at a point just west of the Springvale/Baron Cameron intersection).

This unofficial detour also works fine coming from Route 7 west, make a right on Riva Ridge and head north.

Posted by: xyv1027 | September 19, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

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