Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
May 10, 2014
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 locations listed below, weather permitting.
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.
Amherst County: 5/15 – Route 130 over Harris Creek, 5/19 –Route 661 over NS Railway, 5/20 – Route 130 with work 29 Bypass and 5/21-Rotue 635 over Pedlar River
Appomattox County: 5/14-Route 26 over West Fork of Bent Creek and over Bent Creek, Route 650 over Falling River
Campbell County: 5/16 – Route 660 over NS Railway
Charlotte County: 5/22-23 – Route 620 over Roanoke River
Cumberland County: 5/21 – Route 690 over Willis River
Danville, City of: 5/20- Route 29 South over NS Railway
Lynchburg, City of: 5/16-Route 29 South over Route 677 and NS Railway
Nelson County: 5/13: Route 699 over Tye River, Route 6 over Mallory Creek; 5/19 – Route 6 over NS Railway
Pittsylvania County: 5/20 – Route 703 over NS Railway
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