VDOT shuts down bridge on Mossing Ford Road

Published 4:57 pm Thursday, February 23, 2023

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The bridge is closed. On Thursday afternoon, officials with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced that effective immediately, the bridge over Roanoke Creek on Mossing Ford Road will be shut down, closed “until further notice”. 

“Crews are evaluating the bridge to determine the necessary repairs,” said Len Stevens, a VDOT spokesperson with the department’s Lynchburg region. 

Stevens said the bridge didn’t pass an inspection it had earlier today. As a result, they have to close it down, find out what’s wrong and then fix it.

He added that a detour has been established. Drivers will take Carwile Springs Road north to Double Bridges Road, then turn right to head south to the intersection with Saxkey Road. Once on Saxkey, you’ll head south, which will take you to Mossing Ford Road. 

“Signs are in place to indicate the detour,” Stevens said. 

As for when it’ll be back up? That could take a while. Stevens said this process could take months before it’s finished.