Coming Soon: Route 644 (Rock Hill Church Road) Bridge Installation

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Through traffic on Route 644 (Rock Hill Church Road) in Stafford County will be detoured for an estimated four weeks in September and October 2020 to allow crews to install a temporary bridge over Aquia Creek.

View an online map of the detour route.

A recent bridge inspection found deterioration in the bridge’s major elements. While a bridge replacement project is designed, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will install a single-lane, temporary bridge as an interim measure.

The temporary bridge can carry vehicles up to 40 tons, including emergency vehicles and school buses. Without the temporary bridge, the existing bridge would have been posted with an 11-ton weight limit.

Rock Hill Church Road will be closed on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 at the Aquia Creek bridge, which is located between Dunbar Drive and Van Horn Lane.

Message boards will be posted to alert travelers to this temporary road closure. Signs will be posted to guide motorists along the recommended detour route, which is 8.3 miles:

  • Route 610 (Garrisonville Road)
  • Route 643 (Joshua Road)
  • Route 627 (Mountain View Road)

When Rock Hill Church Road reopens to traffic in mid-October, temporary traffic signals will be activated on both bridge approaches. The traffic signals will direct one-way, alternating traffic across the bridge.

The existing bridge was built in 1950 and underwent a major reconstruction in 1978.

Around 2,000 vehicles a day travel on Rock Hill Church Road, according to a 2019 VDOT traffic count.

Information on the replacement Aquia Creek bridge will be announced once a project schedule is developed. The project is fully funded for construction.

Benefits 

Maintains ability for vehicle of all legal loads to continue traveling on Rock Hill Church Road while a replacement bridge over Aquia Creek is designed. 

Major Milestones 

Monday, September 21, 2020: Rock Hill Road closes to through traffic at the Aquia Creek Bridge

Mid-October 2020: Rock Hill Road reopens to traffic. New temporary traffic signals will control one-way, alternating traffic crossing the temporary bridge. 

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Lat/Long: 38.486928, -77.531724

Locality: Stafford

Page last modified: Sept. 8, 2020