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March 18, 2015

$18.2 million project scheduled to begin spring 2015

COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) awarded a contract worth approximately $18.2 million today at its monthly meeting to W.C. English Incorporated of Lynchburg, Va., to replace the bridge on Lewistown Road over I-95 in Hanover County.

The new bridge will provide at least a 16.5-foot vertical clearance to reduce strikes from tall vehicles on I-95. The existing 54-year-old structure currently has a 14-foot clearance and has been struck three times in the past three years. For added capacity and safety, the project will also widen the structure to four lanes, add turn lanes and shoulders and relocate one of the adjacent exit ramps.

Lewistown Road (Route 802) carries approximately 10,000 vehicles per day over I-95.

Construction will begin in spring 2015. The project is expected to be complete in fall 2017. More information is available at

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