Under Construction: Route 726 (James River Road), Albemarle County

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Starting July 7, VDOT contractor Kanawha Stone Company, Inc. of Nitro, W.Va. will replace the existing one-lane timber deck bridge on Route 726 (James River Road) over Totier Creek. The bridge was built in 1932 is considered structurally deficient.  

The new bridge will be constructed with a concrete deck and accommodate two lanes of traffic.

During construction, VDOT will close Route 726 to through traffic at the bridge with a posted detour route using Route 627 (James River Road), Route 626 (Langhorne Road) and Route 6 (Irish Road). 

The Totier Creek bridge carries approximately 1,100 vehicles per day.

Construction will be complete by April 5, 2021. 

This project is about two years ahead of the schedule presented at the public hearing. The project was advertised for bids on March 10, 2020. 


The new bridge will be open to all legal weight vehicles and accommodate two lanes of traffic.  

Major Milestones 

Public hearing: July 25, 2018
Public comment period ends: August 4, 2018
Right of way acquisition and utility relocation: Spring 2019
Construction begins: July 7, 2020
Construction completion: April 5, 2021


Contact Info:

Brian Arnold

Lou Hatter

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Phase: Under Construction

UPC: 109601

State ID: 0726-002-931, P101, R201, B682

Federal ID: STP-5104(262)

Lat/Long: 37.792293, -78.520128

Locality: Albemarle

Page last modified: July 6, 2020