RELEASE:

CONTACT:
IMMEDIATE

Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Paula.Jones@vdot.virginia.gov

LYN-09-005

Jan. 7, 2009



MOTORISTS MAY EXPECT DELAYS DURING BRIDGE INSPECTIONS
Lane and/or road closures possible during safety inspections

Motorists should be alert to road and/or lane closures and possible delays as crews under contract to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) perform regularly-scheduled safety inspections at the following locations during January, weather permitting.

Appomattox County:
1/12           Route 618 over Appomattox River near Hixburg 
                 Route 626 over Appomattox River near Hixburg
1/23           Route 635 over Pedlar River near Pedlar Mills

Buckingham County:
1/12          Route 612 over Appomattox River at Appomattox County line
1/13          Route 676 over Slate River near Fluvanna County

Campbell County:
1/19          Route 704 over Seneca Creek near Long Island (road closed)
1/22          Route 29 Business over Staunton River & NS Rail at Altavista

Cumberland County:
1/20          Route 634 over Willis River near Buckingham County

Halifax County:
1/16         Route 58 over Dan River west of Turbeville
               Route 658 over Dan River near Turbeville
1/23         Route 49 over Aarons Creek near Virgilina

Nelson County:
1/19         Route 56 over Tye River near Colleen 
               Route 56 over Tye River near Massies Mill
1/20         Route 650 over Ruckers Run near Shipman
               Route 655 over Ruckers Run near Norwood

Pittsylvania County:
1/21       Route 57 over Route 29 near Chatham

Prince Edward County:
1/13       Route 606 over abandoned railway east of Farmville
             Route 675 over abandoned railway west of Farmville
1/14       Route 648 over Buffalo Creek near Hampden-Sydney
             Route 658 over Buffalo Creek near Hampden-Sydney
1/15       Route 628 over Routes 15 and 460 on Farmville Bypass
             Route 695 over Route 460 on Farmville Bypass

VDOT inspects all its bridges at least once every two years unless there are issues with a structure due to age, deterioration, bridge damage or other known concerns. In these cases, more frequent inspections are conducted. Routine bridge inspections continue to ensure that all 20,823 Virginia bridges remain safe for motorists. When bridge inspectors find any safety concerns, bridges are immediately posted to reduce weight limits or closed until necessary repairs are made.
Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling through these are any highway work zones. For additional information about work zones statewide, visit www.511Virginia.org or call 511.



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