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Dawn Eischen 804-524-6179
Dawn.Eischen@vdot.virginia.gov

RICH-1233

Oct. 18, 2012



I-95 SOUTHBOUND BRIDGE REPLACEMENT OVER SHERWOOD AVENUE TO BEGIN MONDAY NIGHT
Ramp from Robin Hood Road to I-95 south closed during replacements

COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Crews will begin replacement of the Interstate 95 southbound bridge over Sherwood Avenue Monday night. This bridge will require the placement of 12 pre-cast bridge units and is expected to take up to three weeks to complete, weather permitting. Five of 11 bridges have been replaced as part of the I-95 Richmond Bridge Restorations project.

Weeknights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., I-95 will be reduced to one travel lane in each direction between Boulevard (mile marker 78) and Belvidere Street (mile marker 76). Expect major delays. In addition, Sherwood Avenue under the bridge will be closed during the replacements. Drivers are encouraged to use the posted detour.

From 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., the ramp from Robin Hood Road to I-95 south will be closed. Drivers will use the following detour:

  • Robin Hood Road to Brookland Park Boulevard
  • Right turn onto Chamberlayne Avenue (Route 1/301) south
  • Ramp to I-95 south

Just north of the bridge over Sherwood Avenue, I-95 south traffic will merge onto the northbound bridge. Both I-95 north and south traffic will use the northbound bridge to maneuver around the construction. VDOT strongly encourages I-95 and I-64 travelers through Richmond use one of the following alternate routes to bypass the construction.

From I-95 south (Henrico): Access I-295 at exit 84 to reach I-64 east/west or areas south of Richmond; through travelers can use I-295 south to bypass Richmond and re-enter I-95 south at exit 46 in Prince George County. Local traffic can also take exit 82 (Chamberlayne Avenue/Route 1/301 south) to reach Richmond destinations.

From I-95 north (Prince George): Access I-295 at exit 46 to reach I-64 east/west or areas north of Richmond; through travelers can use I-295 north to bypass Richmond and re-enter I-95 north at exit 84 in Henrico County. 

From I-64 east (Goochland/Henrico): There are three alternate routes:

  • Access Route 288 south at exit 175 in Goochland to reach Chesterfield County locations and to re-enter I-95 at exit 62
  • Access I-295 at exit 177 to reach I-95 north or I-64 east of Richmond
  • Access I-195 south at exit 186 in Richmond to reach downtown destinations, Route 76/Powhite Parkway Extension (toll) through Chesterfield County or the Downtown Expressway (toll).

From I-64 west (Henrico/New Kent): Access I-295 north at exit 200 to reach I-95 or to continue on to I-64 west of Richmond.

Each night, two cranes will remove the existing bridge deck and beams and set pre-cast bridge sections in its place. Workers will then secure the new structure to the previously-restored bridge substructure.

The following bridges have been replaced as part of the I-95 Richmond Bridge Restorations project:

  • Laburnum Avenue
  • Bridge over Boulevard exit ramp
  • Boulevard
  • Hermitage Road
  • Westwood Avenue

For more information about the I-95 Richmond Bridge Restorations project or to sign up for project updates, visit http://www.i95bridges.org. Anyone with questions about the project can call VDOT’s customer service center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).

Live traffic camera feeds and real-time listings of road conditions and closures in Virginia are available on VDOT’s 24-hour traffic and travel information website, www.511Virginia.org.  Information is also available by calling 511 or following the central Virginia 511 feed on Twitter @511centralVA.

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