Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Nov. 25, 2013
STRUCTURE INSPECTIONS SCHEDULED
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:
12/10 Route 29 North over Tye River at Nelson County line
12/6 Route 43 over Plumtree Branch near Leesville
12/9 Route 697 (Mitchell Mill Road) over Big Seneca Creek near Gladys
Route 615 (Red House Road) over Falling River east of Gladys
Route 646 (Spring Mill Road) over Falling River east of Gladys
12/11 Route 29/460 near Lynchburg Regional Airport
12/5 Route 360 East and West over Staunton River near Halifax County line
12/6 Route 701 (Thornton Mill Road) over Cub Creek near Madisonville (ROAD CLOSED)
12/3 Route 880 (Stateline Bridge Road) over Dan River at North Carolina State line
12/4 Route 58 East and West over Dan River on Danville Bypass
12/16-17 Crews will inspect 52 traffic signals at various locations between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. each day
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. Other structures (signs, signals, etc.) are inspected on a regular basis.
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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