Lindsay LeGrand 804-524-6179
Nov. 25, 2013
ROUTE 5 DELAYS IN CHARLES CITY COUNTY NEXT WEEK
Bridge beam delivery will require detours; add 30-45 minutes to commute
COLONIAL HEIGHTS — As construction on the Virginia Capital Trail progresses, drivers can expect major delays December 4-5 along Route 5 (John Tyler Memorial Highway) as crews deliver bridge beams to be installed at four of the trail’s bridges in Charles City County. Delivery is expected between 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. each day, and unloading at each bridge may take 30-45 minutes at a time. The trail bridges are located within the Sherwood Forest phase of the Virginia Capital Trail, which extends from the Charles City Courthouse to the Chickahominy River.
The bridge beams, measuring up to 50 feet in length, will be delivered on large trucks and need to be unloaded by crane due to their size and weight. To minimize traffic impacts, crews will begin deliveries near Courthouse Creek at Charles City Courthouse, then move east to two bridges near Willcox Neck Road, and lastly back west at Parrish Hill.
Route 5 through travelers are encouraged to use Interstate 64 or Route 60 to bypass the work. The four bridges are located, from west to east, at Courthouse Creek, at Parrish Hill and two near Willcox Neck Road. Drivers are encouraged to follow posted detours to avoid delays.
To bypass the Willcox Neck Road area work:
Route 5 east: Take Sturgeon Point Road (Route 614) north to Glebe Road (Route 615) east to Willcox Neck Road (Route 623) south back to Route 5.
Route 5 west: Take Willcox Neck Road (Route 623) north to Glebe Road (Route 615) west to Sturgeon Point Road (Route 614) south back to Route 5.
Drivers should allow for 15-20 minutes of added travel time through this area.
To bypass the Parrish Hill area work:
Route 5 east: Take Glebe Road (Route 615) north to Sturgeon Point Road (Route 614) south back to Route 5.
Route 5 west: Take Sturgeon Point Road (Route 614) north to Glebe Road (Route 615) south back to Route 5.
Drivers should allow for 20-25 minutes of added travel time through this area.
For more information about the Virginia Capital Trail project or to sign up for project updates, visit http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/newcaptrail_welcome.asp.
Anyone with questions can call VDOT’s customer service center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) or visit www.511Virginia.org for more information.
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