VDOT News - Lynchburg



Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176


Jan. 24, 2018

Traffic Alert: Weight limit lowered on bridge at Altavista/Hurt line
Additional inspections scheduled; replacement project slated for advertisement in 2018

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The weight limit has been lowered on the Route 29 Business, Main Street Bridge over the Staunton River and Norfolk Southern Railway in Campbell County near the Altavista/Hurt line, effective immediately.

Built in 1929, the 1400-foot long, 23-foot wide structure is posted at 8 tons following the discovery of additional deterioration. The bridge was posted at 18 tons for single trucks and 25 tons for semi-trucks in 2010.

Additional inspections will be done on January 29 and 31, weather permitting. The entire structure will be closed to traffic on January 31 to permit inspectors to safely access and evaluate the bridge components.

This structure is scheduled for replacement with the project going to advertisement in September of this year. Construction, slated for completion in December 2020, will take place in the same location as the current bridge. During construction, the current bridge will be closed and traffic detoured around this location.

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