Lindsay LeGrand 804-524-6179
June 20, 2013
ROUTE 625 BRIDGE CLOSED AT HENRICO/HANOVER COUNTY LINE
Inspection reveals advanced corrosion
COLONIAL HEIGHTS—The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has closed the Route 625 (Greenwood Road) bridge at the Henrico/Hanover county line due to findings of advanced corrosion and deterioration during a structural inspection earlier today. The bridge will remain closed for drivers’ safety and to allow bridge engineers to further evaluate the structure and determine the extent of repairs needed.
“Drivers’ safety is our number one priority,” says Gary Martin, district bridge engineer. “Once we can further evaluate the bridge’s condition, we’ll plan to repair or replace the bridge.” The bridge carries approximately 800 vehicles per day between Henrico and Hanover counties.
VDOT recommends drivers use the following posted detour routes:
- Westbound Route 625 (Greenwood Road) – Route 660 (Winn’s Church Road) northeast to Route 623 (Cedar Lane) east to Route 626 (Old Washington Highway) south to return to Route 625 (Greenwood Road)
- Eastbound Route 625 (Greenwood Road) – Route 626 (Old Washington Highway) north to Route 623 (Cedar Lane) west to Route 660 (Winn’s Church Road) west to return to Route 625 (Greenwood Road)
The Route 625 bridge over the Chickahominy River was last inspected in June 2012. At that time, the structure was in fair, but safe condition. The bridge was slated for replacement in 2015 as part of VDOT’s Six Year Plan at an estimated cost of $2.8 million.
VDOT has posted electronic message signs at intersections near the bridge to notify drivers of the closure and has directional signs posted along the six mile detour route. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time to reach their destination.
For more information on VDOT’s bridge inspection program and to see a video of a bridge inspection, visit http://www.virginiadot.org/info/bridge.asp.
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