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Main St. (Rt. 5) Bridge Replacement in Richmond

Bridge carries traffic over Norfolk Southern railroad
Project at a Glance
Begin Date
January 2017

Est Completion Date
August 2017

Recently completed

$3 million

Wagman, Inc.



Scott Fisher, P.E.

What's Being Done

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have completed a project to replace the East Main Street (Route 5) bridge over the Norfolk Southern railroad in Richmond. The new superstructure replaced the existing structure originally built in the early 1900s.

Before replacement:

After replacement:

Traffic Impacts

While the project is complete, please note that the below detour remains in place for continuing work on the City of Richmond’s East Main Street/Relocated Dock Street Project.

Drivers can use the posted detour, approximately 1.2 miles in length:

  • Take Williamsburg Avenue to Nicholson Street to E. Main Street (Route 5).

Public Involvement

A citizen information meeting was held on December 10, 2015 at Chimborazo Elementary School. A fact sheet is available. 

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