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Snow forecast won’t delay Fall Hill Avenue bridge closure

UPDATE: Predicted snow won’t delay the start of demolition work on the bridge over Fall Hill Avenue, Public Works Director Doug Fawcett said this afternoon.

The bridge will close at 9 a.m. on Wednesday and remain closed until November. The closure is between the Virginia Outdoor Center and the Forest Village Apartments.

The 5-mile detour for drivers headed west toward Central Park will take them from along U.S. 1 to Cowan Boulevard and onto Carl D. Silver Parkway.


Fall Hill Avenue will close at the Canal Bridge to all traffic starting Wednesday morning.

A detour will be in place until November while workers demolish the current bridge and build a replacement.

All motorists will need to use the detour to access points on the opposite side of the canal.

Check out the city map and additional details regarding the detour.