RELEASE:

CONTACT:
IMMEDIATE

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

LYN-10-063

April 5, 2010



STRUCTURE INSPECTIONS SCHEDULED
Delays and lane closures are possible

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:

4/13     Route 29 North over Tye River at Nelson County line

4/14     Route 739 over NS Railway and Route 616 over Pedlar River   

Buckingham County:

4/19     Route 15 over Willis River, Route 609 over Willis River and Route 56 over North River

4/20     Route 602 over James River, Route 648 over North River and Route 649 over Slate River

Campbell County:

4/14     Route 711 over NS Railway

4/16     Route 40 over Falling River

4/22     Route 656 over NS Railway and Route 665 over NS Railway

4/27     Route 712 over Otter River and Route 633 over Seneca Creek

Cumberland County:

4/23     Route 60 over Willis River

Halifax County:

4/26     Route 360 East over Banister River and Route 58 East over Hyco River

Lynchburg:

4/15     Route 128 East over NS Railway

4/27     Route 128 East over Route 670

Nelson County:

4/13     Route 654 over Tye River

Pittsylvania County:

4/15     Route 29 South over NS Railway

4/16     Route 29 South over Little Fall Creek and Route 761 over Straightstone Creek

Prince Edward County:

4/22     Route 360 East over NS Railway

4/23     Route 360 East and West over Grade Crossing

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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