Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176


April 28, 2010

Delays and lane closures are possible

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, weather permitting:

Amherst County:

5/3       Route 130 over Harris Creek near Madison Heights 

            Route 130 over Pedlar Creek at Agricola

5/4       Route 643 over Horsleys Creek near Pleasantview (ROAD CLOSED)

            Route 778 over Mill Creek north of Amherst 

            Route 699 over Tye River at Tyro

5/7       Route 635 over Pedlar River near Pedlar Mills

5/19     Route 661 over NS Railway near Sweet Briar College

5/20     Route 130 over Route 29 Bypass 

            Route 210 over Route 29 Bypass

5/21     Route 501 over James River and CSX Railway at Snowden

Appomattox County:

5/5       Route 26 over Bent Creek and, also, over the West Fork Bent Creek  

            Route 650 over North Fork Falling River near the Campbell County line

Campbell County:

5/14     Route 660 over NS Railway near Concord

Cumberland County:

5/7       Route 690 over Willis River west of Cartersville


5/18     Route 29 South over NS Railway near Danville Airport exit

Halifax County:

5/26     Route 724 over NS Railway near Scottsburg (ROAD CLOSED)


5/14     Route 29 South over Route 677 and NS Railway just west of Route 501

Nelson County:

5/4       Route 699 over Tye River at Tyro

5/19     Route 6 over NS Railway near Faber 

            Route 6 over Mallory Creek near Avon

Pittsylvania County:

5/6       Route 701 over Sandy Creek near Blairs (ROAD CLOSED)

            Route 863 over Sandy Creek northwest of Danville

            Route 29 North over Banister River south of Chatham

5/18     Route 703 over NS Railway south of Chatham

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 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.

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