Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176


May 29, 2013

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:

Campbell County:                                                                                                                                   

6/20    Route 29 North & South over NS Railway and Route 626 near Altavista

Halifax County:                                                                                                                                        

6/19   Route 724 over NS Railway near Scottsburg (road closed temporarily)

City of Lynchburg:                                                                                                                                 

6/19        Route 29 South/460 West over NS Railway east of Campbell Avenue

Nelson County:                                                                                                                               

6/13         Route 6 over Buckingham Branch Railway, Afton                                                                                                                    

6/21     Route 714 over Rockfish River at Rockfish (road closed temporarily)

Pittsylvania County:                                                                                                                                 

6/4       Route 58 Bypass over Route 58 Business on west side of Danville Bypass                            

            Route 1260 over Route 58 Bypass on west side of Danville Bypass

6/17     Route 605 over Pigg River near Sandy Level                                                                                                    

            Route 809 over Snow Creek near Franklin County line                                                     

            Route 969 over Turkeycock Creek near Franklin County line

6/18     Route 841 over South Prong Sandy River north of Brosville                                                            

            Route 686 over Georges Creek near Markham                                                                          

            Route 761 over South Channel Staunton River near Long Island

Prince Edward County:

6/12     Route 643 over Routes 15 & 460 Bypass on Farmville Bypass                                                                                  

            Route 460 East Bypass over Route 460 East Business Ramp

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 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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