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LYN-09-076

April 30, 2009



MOTORISTS MAY EXPECT DELAYS DURING BRIDGE 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, weather permitting.

Amherst County:
· 5/5 Route 622 over Partridge Creek, east of Galts Mill
· 5/7 Route 210 over Route 29 Business at Madison Heights
· 5/7 Route 701 over Route 29 Bypass

Buckingham County:
· 4/30 Route 15 over James River, CSX Railway & Route 656 at Bremo Bluff

Campbell County:
· 5/19 Route 664 over NS Railway near Lynchburg

Charlotte County:
· 5/6 Route 40 over Cub Creek at Phenix

Cumberland County:
· 5/6 Route 690 over Willis River, west of Cartersville
· 5/6 Route 639 over Big Guinea Creek, south of Cumberland

Halifax County:
· 5/19 Route 724 over NS Railway near Scottsburg

Nelson County:
· 5/4 Route 29 over Rockfish River at Woods Mill
· 5/5 Route 56 over Tye River near Tyro

Pittsylvania County:
· 5/8 Route 701 over Sandy Creek, south of Rt. 57
· 5/8 Route 686 over Banister River, south of Rt. 40

Prince Edward County:
· 5/21 Route 15 over Route 460 at Farmville

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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