Jacob’s Run bridge on Advance Mills Road to be replaced
In October 2011, the 1984 wooden bridge over Jacob’s Run, 2 miles south of the Advance Mills Bridge, will close for four months. The new bridge will be a concrete box structure and will be 24 feet wide, a large improvement for safety on the corner. The wooden bridge is splintering and the concrete is cracking. The curve in the roadway will be straightened with this rebuild, according to VDOT.
Northbound Travelers will detour northwest on Buck Mountain Road to Buffalo River and Frays Mountain Road to return to Advance Mills north of the reconstruction project. The detour is about 9 miles.