Work to begin on Mill Creek Drive bridge

Published 6:09 pm Friday, August 23, 2019

VDOT’s detour will direct motorists traveling on Mill Creek Drive to travel north on Yellow Hammer Road, turn right on Barrett Town Road and travel east 1.69 miles back to Mill Creek Drive to get around the section of road closed for bridge work. — Submitted Jordan-Ashley Walker


Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation will soon close a portion of Mill Creek Drive (State Route 638) near Zuni for bridge work.

The closure is scheduled to begin on Monday, Aug. 26. According to VDOT spokeswoman Jordan-Ashley Walker, the work will allow crews to complete a full replacement of bridge beams. The bridge, which spans Burnt Mill Swamp, was built in 1951.

A signed 1.8-mile detour will be in place, directing motorists from Mill Creek Drive to:

• Travel north on Yellow Hammer Road (State Route 645);

• Turn right on barrett Town Road (State Route 641); and

• Travel east 1.69 miles back to Mill Creek Road

Completion of the bridge work is expected in late September.