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CONTACT:
IMMEDIATE

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

LYN-09-067

April 2, 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.

Amherst County:
4/17 Route 29 over Tye River at Nelson County line

Buckingham County:
4/13 Route 60 over Slate River near Buckingham Courthouse

Campbell County:
4/9 Route 711 over NS Railway, north of Altavista
4/13 Route 712 over Otter River at Altavista

Charlotte County:
4/7 Route 629 over Routes 15 & 360 at Keysville
      Route 712 over Routes 15 & 360 at Keysville
4/8 Route 47 over NS Railway at Cullen

Halifax County:
4/3 Route 58 over Lawson Creek near South Boston
4/16 Route 626 over NS Railway near Campbell County line

Pittsylvania County:
4/9 Route 29 over NS Railway near Chatham
4/17 Route 761 over Straightstone Creek near Long Island

Prince Edward County:
4/14 Route 622 over NS Railway near Green Bay (CLOSED 9-11 a.m.)
       Route 623 over NS Railway near Green Bay (CLOSED 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
       Route 623 over VA Southern Rail near Green Bay (CLOSED 1 -3 p.m.)
4/15 Route 671 over NS Railway near Darlington Heights
       Route 630 over NS Railway near Meherrin
4/16 Route 15 over NS Railway near Charlotte County line

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 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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