Tiffany Whitfield 757-925-1516
Jan. 4, 2016
VDOT URGES MOTORISTS TO OBEY ROUTE 301 BRIDGE TRAFFIC AND DETOUR SIGNS
Virginia State Police to begin enforcement for reckless driving
GREENSVILLE COUNTY – Safety is the biggest priority for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), and the Hampton Roads District is urging motorists to obey all traffic and detour signs posted around the Route 301 Southbound Bridge Replacement Project in Greensville County. Recently, drivers have been observed traveling the wrong way over the Route 301 Northbound Bridge to avoid the construction detour, resulting in several near-collisions.
Beginning today, January 4, 2016, Virginia State Police will step up enforcement near the bridge and issue reckless driving citations to motorists exhibiting dangerous driving patterns. Drivers traveling southbound will use I-95 as the detour around the bridge closure.
The Route 301 Bridge Replacement Project is currently on schedule for completion in summer 2017. The old bridge has been demolished, and crews are currently working on building the new bridge approaches. For more information, please visit VDOT’s project website: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/rte_301_bridge.asp
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