Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Jan. 5, 2010
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:
- 1/12 Route 15 over Appomattox River at Prince Edward County line
- 1/8 Route 43 over Route 29 Bypass, Altavista Bypass
- 1/11 Route 460 West over Opossum Creek, east of Lynchburg, Route 460 West of Buffalo Creek at New London and Route 682 (Leesville Road) over Otter River near Evington
- 1/12 Route 704 (Seneca Road) over Seneca Creek near Long Island (multiple structures)
- 1/14 Route 29 North and South over NS Railway near Liberty University and Route 682 (Leesville Road) over NS Railway near Evington
- 1/19 Route 711 over Route 29 Bypass on Altavista Bypass and Route 714 over Route 29 Bypass on Altavista Bypass
- 1/20 Route 726 (Mt. Athos Road) over Route 460, east of Lynchburg
- 1/21 Route 655 over Route 29
- 1/15 Route 49 over Aarons Creek near Virgilina
- 1/20 Route F906 over Route 29 & 460 at Liberty University entrance
- 1/13 Route 721 (Livestock Road) over NS Railway near Blairs, Route 745 (Mountain View Road) over NS Railway near Blairs and Route 729 (Kentuck Road) over NS Railway near Danville
- 1/25 Route 726 over Birch Creek near Halifax County line, Route 710 (Reeves Mill Road) over Birch Creek near Halifax County line and Route 713 over abandoned railway near Halifax County line
- 1/26 Route 29 Business (Main Street) over Sycamore Creek at Hurt
Prince Edward County:
- 1/21 Route 628 over Routes 15/460 on Farmville Bypass
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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