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Sept. 2, 2016



GENITO ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT IN CHESTERFIELD COMPLETE
Project finishes ahead of schedule

SOUTH CHESTERFIELD – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has recently completed the $2.3 million bridge replacement project on the Genito Road (Route 604) bridge over Tomahawk Creek in Chesterfield. The bridge is located between Brandermill Parkway and Sailview Drive. Crews were able to reopen the road to the approximately 31,000 vehicles that travel that road per day, on August 14, ahead of schedule. All of the work is now complete and travel lanes are open.

Construction began mid-July to replace the aging structure, originally built in 1939. Improvements included widening the travel lanes and adding cycling accommodations. The old bridge was 18 feet wide and the new bridge is now 34 feet wide.

“In order to prevent a long term closure, as much work as possible was done using alternating lanes,” says Scott Fisher P.E., area construction engineer. “Area residents and through travelers should enjoy the new bridge for at least another 50 years.”

More information on the Genito Road bridge replacement project is available at http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/richmond/genito_road_bridge.asp.

For more information on VDOT’s bridge program, visit http://www.virginiadot.org/info/bridge.asp.

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