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Oct. 15, 2013

Bridge to close for up to 10 days during 2016 construction

COLONIAL HEIGHTS —The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a design public hearing on proposed plans to replace the Genito Road (Route 604) bridge over Tomahawk Creek in Chesterfield County on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Woolridge Elementary School located at 5401 Timber Bluff Parkway in Midlothian.

The 74-year-old bridge is slated for replacement in 2016. Construction is expected to take six to nine months to complete. VDOT expects to close the bridge to traffic for seven to 10 days during the replacement. Drivers will use Charter Colony Parkway to Old Hundred Road to Watermill Parkway as a detour. A specific date for the closure will be determined in summer 2016. VDOT will take into account nearby school schedules and other local events when scheduling the bridge closure. Flaggers will direct traffic over the bridge as needed for the remainder of the construction.   

The public hearing will provide an opportunity for individuals, businesses or organization to give VDOT input on the project. Comments about the proposed project may be submitted at the hearing or until October 26 by mailing them to Janet Hedrick, P.E., Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 2430 Pine Forest Drive, Colonial Heights, VA 23834-9002. Comments also can be emailed to Please reference “Genito Road bridge replacement” in the subject line.   

Anyone requiring special assistance to attend and participate in this hearing may contact VDOT’s Civil Rights Division at (804) 524-6091 or TDD/TTY 711.

For more information about the Genito Road bridge replacement project or to view a copy of the public hearing brochure and frequently asked questions, visit


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