Route 683 bridge replacement to begin in Isle of Wight

Published 9:40 pm Monday, March 13, 2023

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The Virginia Department of Transportation will close a portion of Route 683 (Dews Plantation Road) to replace a bridge over Stallings Creek in Isle of Wight County beginning as early as Monday, March 13.

A VDOT news release stated that the project will include replacing the one-lane, multi-span, steel-beam, wood-deck bridge with a two-lane, single-span, steel and multi-beam girder bridge along with placing riprap slope protection on the western and eastern abutments.

Route 683 (Dews Plantation Road) will be closed to through traffic 0.3 miles from Route 623 (Green Level Road) and one mile from Route 681 (Raynor Road), with signed detours in place. However, access to all existing private property and business entrances within the work zone will be maintained at all times.

Motorists intending to head south on Route 683 (Dews Plantation Road) can detour around the closure by utilizing Route 680 (Stallings Creek Drive) east, turning right onto Route 681 (Comet Road) and right onto Route 681 (Raynor Road). Motorists intending to head north on Route 683 (Dews Plantation Road) at the closure should reverse the detour.

VDOT awarded the $1.04 million project contract to Bryant Structures in early 2023. The project is anticipated to be completed in fall 2023. All construction work is dependent upon weather conditions, and the schedule is subject to change.

Motorists are advised to plan their commute by using VDOT’s free traffic information tools:

  • Download the 511 smartphone app or 511-integrated Waze app;
  • Visit the 511 Virginia website or dial 511 for traffic information on the phone; and/or
  • Follow @511HamptonRoads and @VaDOTHR on Twitter.