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Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Paula.Jones@vdot.virginia.gov

LYN-09-012

Jan. 15, 2009



MOTORISTS MAY EXPECT DELAYS DURING BRIDGE INSPECTIONS
Lane and/or road closures possible during safety inspections

LYNCHBURG – Motorists should be alert to road and/or lane closures and possible delays as crews under contract to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) perform regularly-scheduled safety inspections at the following locations during late-January, weather permitting.

Amherst County:
1/27      Route 501 over James River & CSX Railway at Snowden

Appomattox County:
1/26      Route 608 over Wreck Island Creek near Oakville

Campbell County:
1/28      Route 29 over NS Railway & Route 626 near Altavista

Nelson County:
1/29      Route 623 over Rockfish River near Woods Mill
            Route 6 over Cove Creek at Faber
1/30      Route 639 over Rockfish River near Faber
            Route 657 over Buffalo River near Amherst County line

VDOT inspects all its bridges at least once every two years unless there are issues with a structure due to age, deterioration, bridge damage or other known concerns. In these cases, more frequent inspections are conducted. Routine bridge inspections continue to ensure that all 20,823 Virginia bridges remain safe for motorists. When bridge inspectors find any safety concerns, bridges are immediately posted to reduce weight limits or closed until necessary repairs are made.
Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling through these are any highway work zones. For additional information about work zones statewide, visit www.511Virginia.org or call 511.



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