Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
March 5, 2009
MOTORISTS MAY EXPECT DELAYS DURING BRIDGE 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 March, weather permitting.
3/17 Route 60 over Route 29 on Amherst Bypass
3/16 Route 460 over Route 29 at Lynchburg Airport exit
3/17 Route 704 over Seneca Creek near Long Island ROAD CLOSED 9-11 a.m.
3/9 Route 665 over Sandy Creek near Pittsylvania County line
Route 672 over Sandy Creek, off Route 57 near Pittsylvania County line
3/10 Route 360 over Difficult Creek near Scottsburg
3/11 Route 49 over abandoned rail at Virgilina
Route 360 Alt. over Wynn Creek east of Halifax
3/12 Route 58 over Brandon Creek east of Pittsylvania County line
Route 501 over Toots Creek at Halifax
3/13 Route 639 over Buffalo Creek near Campbell County line
3/5 Route 626 over Tye River at Norwood
Route 680 over Tye River near Massies Mill
Route 634 over Rockfish River near Woods Mill
Prince Edward County:
3/6 Route 15/460 over abandoned rail 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.
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.