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Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
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LYN-09-024

Jan. 28, 2009



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

LYNCHBURG – 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 February, weather permitting.

Amherst County:
2/2      Route 29 over Buffalo River near Amherst

Appomatox County:
2/10     Route 695 over Norfolk Southern Rail near Appomattox

Buckingham County:
2/2      Route 605 over David Creek at Appomattox County line
2/3      Route 601 over Sycamore Creek at Nelson County line 
          Route 20 over Slate River near north of Dillwyn
2/4      Route 642 over Slate River near Mt. Rush
          Route 652 over Slate River near Arvonia

Campbell County:
2/13     Route 604 over Falling River east of Gladys (ROAD CLOSURE)
           Route 643 over Falling River east of Gladys (ROAD CLOSURE)

Halifax County:
2/5      Route 57 over Sandy Creek near White Oak
           Route 58 over Perrins Creek near South Boston
2/6      Route 96 over Blue Wing Creek near Virgilina
           Route 601 over Hyco River east of South Boston
2/11     Route 360 over Norfolk Southern Rail near Clover
           Route 360 Alt. over Norfolk Southern Rail near Halifax
2/12     Route 654 over Norfolk Southern Rail near South Boston
           Route 711 over Norfolk Southern Rail near NC state line
2/16     Route 501 over Hyco River near NC state line
2/17     Route 614 over Banister river near Halifax
           Route 716 over Banister River near Scottsburg
2/18     Route 714 over Hyco River near NC state line
           Route 710 over Hyco River near NC state line
           Route 738 over Hyco River east of Centerville
2/19     Route 744 over Hyco River near Centerville
           Route 741 over Hyco River near Centerville
2/20     Route 740 over abandoned railway at Virgilina

Pittsylvania County:
2/20     Route 29 over Cherrystone Creek at Chatham

Prince Edward County:
2/10     Route 662 over Norfolk Southern Rail near Green Bay

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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