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South Quay Bridge Replacement (Route 189)

Southampton County and City of Suffolk
Project at a Glance
$18.6 million

Southampton and Suffolk

Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads Communications

About the Project

The project is located on South Quay Road (Route 189) in Southampton County and the City of Suffolk. The existing bridge was constructed in 1940; it is structurally deficient with a load posting of 22 tons and has a vertical clearance of 15-feet.

The purpose of the project is to replace the existing structurally deficient and functionally obsolete swing span bridge with a fixed span structure that will have a 35-foot vertical clearance.

The roadway will consist of two 11-foot lanes and 6-foot shoulders. Due to the higher elevation of the new bridge, improvement of 1,016 feet of approach roadway will also be required. 

A detour and road closure will be in place during construction. 

Residents will be notified of traffic impacts in advance
of construction.

Project Update

A design public hearingwas held on Wednesday, January 18 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Southampton County Office Center (Board Room), 26022 Administration Center Drive, Courtland, Virginia 23837. View the public hearing release here.

The public comment period will close twelve (12) days after this public hearing, on January 30, 2017. VDOT will review and evaluate any information and comments received as a result of this hearing. Comments can also be submitted in writing to, Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 7511 Burbage Drive Suffolk, VA 23435Please reference “South Quay (Route 189) Bridge Replacement Comment” in the subject line.

Public Hearing Materials:

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