Michelle Earl 276-669-9999
July 25, 2008
Weight limits lowered on Route 58 bridge in Grayson County today (Friday, July 25, 2008)
As of today (Friday, July 25), the weight limits for the bridge are 8 tons for single unit vehicles, such as passenger vehicles, box trucks and school buses, and 12 tons for semi trucks. The former weight limits were 19 tons for single unit vehicles and 26 tons for semi trucks.
In the coming weeks, traffic over the bridge will be controlled by signals while repairs are made to the bridge beams. Once repairs are completed, the bridge should be strengthened to its original weight limits.
Motorists are advised to use alternate routes until repairs are made.
The bridge is scheduled for replacement in 2010 at a cost of approximately $776,000. (END)
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