VDOT News - Hampton Roads
Feb. 3, 2022
LATEST VIRGINIA CAPITAL TRAIL BRIDGE IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE
Portions of the Jamestown leg of the multi-use trail reopen following completion of full bridge deck replacement
On Feb. 3, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) reopened portions of the Virginia Capital Trail (VCT) following the early completion of a full bridge deck replacement of the long wooden bridge located along the Jamestown leg of the VCT.
During the full closure of two portions of the multi-use trail in phases starting in November 2021, crews installed new bridge planks with an epoxy coating that will provide additional friction for the safety of pedestrians and cyclists and will extend the life of the bridge deck.
The bridge improvements and reopening of the Virginia Capital Trail between mile marker 2 and the Greensprings Interpretive Trail were completed ahead of the scheduled April 2022 completion date.
The Virginia Capital Trail is a 52-mile bicycle and pedestrian shared-use trail that connects Virginia’s past and present state capitals of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Richmond along Scenic Route 5.
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