Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344

LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560


May 22, 2012

Temporary signals will control Route 3 traffic at Twigg Bridge between Mathews and Middlesex counties starting next week

FREDERICKSBURG – Temporary traffic signals will be activated at noon on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, on Route 3 at the John Andrew Twigg Bridge between Mathews and Middlesex counties.


A traffic signal will be activated on each side of the bridge over the Piankatank River to control traffic. The signals will be operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, during the two-year bridge rehabilitation project.


One travel lane will be closed on the bridge throughout the project. Northbound and southbound traffic will alternate crossing the bridge in a single travel lane.


A concrete barrier will separate traffic from the work zone on the bridge.


There is a width-restriction for vehicles on the bridge during the project. Vehicles wider than 10 feet will be detoured around the bridge.


A $10.9 million contract was awarded by the Commonwealth Transportation Board to Precon Marine, Inc., to repair the Twigg Bridge. Work began this spring, and the project completion date is May 2014.


This project will rehabilitate the two-lane Twigg Bridge, replacing its deck, fenders, and superstructure and repairing portions of the bridge substructure. The existing bridge is structurally deficient.


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