Will Merritt 540-829-7370
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Nov. 19, 2015
NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN COMING TO RIVANNA RIVER BRIDGE
Two-way traffic will shift to single lane on new bridge controlled by temporary signal
CULPEPER — Tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 20, motorists should be alert for a traffic pattern change at the Route 6 (East River Road) bridge that spans the Rivanna River in Fluvanna County.
Depending on weather and progress of work, VDOT contractor DLB, Inc. of Hillsville will shift traffic onto the new bridge Friday afternoon. Eastbound and westbound traffic will share the westbound lane of the new bridge, taking turns crossing the span while controlled by a temporary traffic signal.
The westbound lane was recently constructed with a new bridge deck and roadway surface. The traffic switch will allow crews to begin constructing the eastbound lane of the new bridge.
Motorists should stay alert for new signs and traffic controls as well as workers and equipment near the travel lanes.
Message boards are in place to notify drivers of the change.
The $11.92 million project will replace the existing 22-foot-wide bridge with a concrete structure and new approaches on both ends. Construction is scheduled to finish in summer 2016.
More information about the project is available on VDOT’s website at www.virginiadot.org/projects/culpeper/rt_6_rivanna_river_bridge.asp.
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