New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | June 19, 2019

Bailey Creek Bridge closed at Charles City, Henrico County line

By Community Member | June 11, 2019 11:33 am

John Tyler Memorial Highway (Route 5) is closed at the border of Charles City and Henrico County due to a bridge closure.

The bridge over Bailey Creek at the border originally had one lane closed after the recent rainfall. However, the constant flow of the stream has deteriorated the foundation of the bridge, making it a danger for vehicles to cross it.

As a detour, motorists traveling westbound should take Roxbury Road (Route 106) in Charles City north to Pocahontas Trail (Route 60) in New Kent. Motorists should use 60 west until they arrive at Interstate 295 south and take it to exit 22 (Charles City/Varina) in order to return to Route 5.