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LYN-09-062

March 31, 2009



BRIDGE CLEANING BEGINS IN AREA
Appomattox and Campbell County work takes place in coming weeks

LYNCHBURG – Bridge cleaning is underway in the Danville/Pittsylvania County area and will move into Appomattox and Campbell counties next week. Motorists should be alert to the presence of manpower and equipment at various locations.

Structures are cleaned each spring as part of VDOT’s Preventative Maintenance Program. Chemicals used during winter weather are removed to prevent their destructive action and other debris that has accumulated over the year is removed so as not to inhibit the proper function of bridge parts. This maintenance is a vital part of VDOT’s overall program to preserve the capital investment in the state’s bridge structures.

Work will take place on the following primary routes beginning next week, weather permitting. In Appomattox County, washing will take place on structures along Routes 24, 26, 60 and 460. In Campbell County, the cleaning will take place along Routes 24, 29, 40, 43, 460 and 501.

Temporary lane closures and/or delays will occur during this work. Signs and other safety devices will be utilized to alert motorists to these operations.

Motorists should use caution when traveling through these or any work zones. Additional information about highway work zones may be obtained by calling 511 or visiting www.511Virginia.org.



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