Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
June 8, 2009
ONE LANE CLOSED ON I-64 WEST AT RIVANNA RIVER
Traffic restricted to left lane during first phase of bridge deck rehabilitation project
CULPEPER – For the next several weeks motorists traveling westbound on Interstate 64 east of Charlottesville will find traffic restricted to one lane at the Rivanna River bridge during repairs and resurfacing of the bridge deck.
On Monday, June 8, a contractor for the Virginia Department of Transportation will close the right lane at the bridge, which spans the Rivanna River near milepost 123. Concrete barriers, set up in preparation for milling and repairing the bridge deck, will restrict traffic to one lane throughout the work zone. When work on the right lane is completed the barrier will be shifted and the left lane will be closed so similar repairs can be performed.
During the bridge rehabilitation project, message boards along I-64 will notify motorists of the work zone and provide information on traffic conditions. VDOT’s Traffic Operations Center personnel in Staunton will monitor cameras placed along I-64 to keep a close check on road and traffic conditions and report them to the public.
The project involves milling the concrete bridge deck to remove the worn travel surface, and then areas where the concrete has deteriorated will be identified and replaced. Once the patching is completed the bridge will be resurfaced with a latex-concrete travel surface that will increase the lifespan of the bridge. The latex makes the concrete less susceptible to damage and deterioration from moisture, salt and other chemicals. The contractor, Tessa Structures LLC, of Upper Marlboro, Md., is scheduled to complete the work by June 24.
Motorists can assist in minimizing travel delays by obeying all signs and using extra caution as they approach the work zone. For real-time information about traffic and weather conditions, dial 511 from any phone in Virginia or visit
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