Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
June 1, 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:
6/1 Route 60 over Buffalo River
6/2 Route 460 West over 460 East ramp at River Ridge Mall
6/30 Route 29 North and South/460 East and West over NS Railway near Falwell Airport
6/8 Route 714 over Rockfish River southeast of Woods Mill (Road closed 9-11 a.m.)
Route 151 over Tye River near Massies Mill
6/3 Route 40 over Route 29 near Gretna
Route 29 South Business over Route 29 North Bypass near Gretna
Route 29 North Bypass over Route 29 South Business near Gretna
Prince Edward County:
6/4 Route 695 over Route 460 on Farmville Bypass
6/7 Route 460 East and West over Sandy River between Farmville & Rice
6/9 Route 605 over Roaring Fork Creek near Chatham
Route 58 East over Wolf Creek east of Danville
Route 58 West over Sandy Creek east of Danville
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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