Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344


March 17, 2017

Route 30 traffic will be stopped in both directions overnight on Thursday, March 23 for 15-minute intervals for drawbridge maintenance

FREDERICKSBURG – Route 30 traffic crossing the Eltham Bridge at West Point will be stopped in both directions for 15-minute intervals overnight on Thursday, March 23.

Starting at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, traffic will be stopped for 15 minutes at a time to allow crews to open the drawbridge. Crews will be performing maintenance to the drawbridge’s lift span brake system.

After every 15 minute opening, the drawbridge will close and allow all waiting traffic to proceed. Crews will then perform another drawbridge opening.

All work is anticipated to be complete by 4 a.m. Friday, March 24.

Bridge Inspection

Additionally, Route 30 motorists may encounter daytime single lane closures on the Eltham Bridge next week for a bridge inspection. Single lane closures will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday, March 20 through Friday, March 24.  


Motorists can find real-time information on work zones, traffic, incidents and lane closures on 511Virginia.

Download the  free mobile 511Virginia app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected, or visit Motorists also can reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.


VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.

Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

Page last modified: March 17, 2017