A reminder that the Virginia Department of Transportation will close the Whorton Hollow Road bridge (Route 626, Rock Mills Road) over the Thornton River for about six weeks starting this Monday, weather permitting (what with all the rain and flooding of late). The bridge, weather permitting, should reopen Sept. 13.
During the project, crews will also close Route 622 at the intersection of Route 626 for two days to allow removal of the existing structure and installation of the new concrete beams. Route 622 will be closed for up to six hours on Aug. 8 and Aug. 21. Route 622 will remain open during the remainder of the project.
The Thornton River bridge carries about 390 vehicles daily, and motorists will need to use alternate routes.