Tiffany Whitfield 757-925-1516
March 3, 2017
WORK ON U.S. 58 EAST NEARS COMPLETION
Expect traffic shift Friday, March 3
SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY— Crews have replaced the 66-inch pipe under U.S. 58 east that was damaged during Hurricane Matthew and created a large sinkhole on the highway.
Beginning Friday, March 3, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will shift traffic to the outside travel lanes on U.S. 58 east between the Pretlow Street Bridge and the Suffolk city line at the Blackwater Bridge, so crews can remove a temporary crossover and barrier wall. The inside travel lanes in each direction will be closed for this work, which is expected to take two weeks.
Upon completion, all lanes of U.S. 58 will reopen and traffic will shift back to its original pattern. All work is dependent upon weather conditions.
Motorists are asked to use extreme caution during the traffic shift. The speed limit will remain at 45 mph until work in the median is complete.
Motorists are advised to plan their commute by using VDOT’s free traffic information tools:
• Download the 511 smartphone app
• Visit the 511Virginia website or dial 511 for traffic information on your phone
• Listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680AM
• Call the Traffic Line at 757-361-3016
• Follow VDOT Hampton Roads on Twitter: @VaDOTHR
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