Lindsay LeGrand 804-524-6179
Aug. 16, 2013
ROUTE 625 BRIDGE REOPEN, POSTED TO THREE TONS
Repairs completed earlier than expected
COLONIAL HEIGHTS—The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has completed repairs for the Route 625 (Greenwood Road) bridge at the Henrico/Hanover county line and the bridge reopened today to vehicles weighing less than three tons. The bridge has been closed since June 20 for drivers’ safety after a structural inspection revealed advanced corrosion. VDOT began repairs in early August after a complete assessment revealed that replacement was not yet necessary. The bridge has been posted to reflect a maximum weight limit of three tons until its scheduled replacement set for 2015.
“We’re pleased that the bridge is open earlier than expected,” says Gary Martin, district bridge engineer. “We ask that drivers adhere to the three ton weight limit for their safety until the bridge can be replaced.”
VDOT recommends drivers of large trucks and buses use the following alternate 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)
For more information about the Route 625 bridge, visit http://www.virginiadot.org/newsroom/richmond/2013/route_625_bridge_closed66358.asp and http://www.virginiadot.org/newsroom/richmond/2013/route_625_bridge_repair67126.asp.
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