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FRED-65825

May 17, 2013



WEIGHT LIMIT REDUCED ON MATTOX CREEK BRIDGE IN WESTMORELAND COUNTY
VDOT to post structure at 26/35 tons effective Thursday, May 23

FREDERICKSBURG –   The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has lowered the posted weight limit on the Route 205 bridge over Mattox Creek in Westmoreland County.

The decision was made based on the findings during a routine inspection.

Beginning Thursday, May 23, the bridge will be posted at 26 tons for single axle vehicles such as cars, small trucks and SUVs and 35 tons for larger, multi-axle vehicles.  

The weight restriction does not apply to school buses and the majority of fire, rescue and emergency vehicles.  

The recent inspection revealed continued deterioration of the steel beams.  

VDOT is currently developing plans to replace the structure.  Click here for more information about this upcoming project.

For real time listings of road conditions and delays or anywhere in Virginia, visit VDOT’s 24-hour traffic and travel information website www.511virginia.org.  Motorists can also access 511Virginia by calling 511 from any telephone in Virginia.

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