Under Construction: Route 635 (Greenwood Road), Orange County

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This project will replace the existing 78-year-old Route 635 (Greenwood Road) bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Orange County.

Starting around April 7, 2020, motorists should expect intermittent daytime flagging operations on Route 635. The bridge will remain open to traffic during construction.

Under a $3,031,177 construction contract, Virginia Department of Transportation contractor Abernathy Construction Corporation of Glen Allen will replace the bridge on a new alignment just slightly to the east.

The new bridge will be 16-feet wide on a 120-foot steel plate girder, eliminating the need for piers. Due to railroad clearance regulations, the northern approach will be raised seven feet and the southern approach will be raised four feet.

The project’s fixed completion date is June 18, 2021.

The existing timber deck bridge, which was built in 1942 and is considered structurally deficient, has a posted 11-ton weight restriction.

The Route 635 bridge carries approximately 290 vehicles per day. 


This project will rehabilitate an existing substandard bridge on a state-maintained roadway that serves residential areas, local businesses and industries.

If not rehabilitated, the existing bridge will continue to deteriorate and will eventually have to be closed to vehicles.

Major Milestones 

Public hearing: February 14, 2018
Public comment period ends: February 24, 2018
Right of way acquisition and utility relocation: November 2018
Construction begins: April 7, 2020
Construction completion: June 18, 2021


Contact Info:

Brian Arnold

Lou Hatter

Other relevant links:

Project overview video

Previous Meetings >>

Phase: Under Construction

UPC: 87954

State ID: 0635-068-564, P101, R201, B601

Federal ID: HPP-068-7(028)

Lat/Long: 38.236216, -78.141557

Locality: Orange

Page last modified: April 3, 2020