RELEASE:

CONTACT:
IMMEDIATE

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

LYN-13-145

Dec. 20, 2013



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:

Bedford County:

1/10     Route 122 over Goose Creek near Moneta and Route 460 East over Little Otter River, east of Bedford

Buckingham County:

1/6       Route 678 over Rock Island Run near Albemarle County line and Route 15 over Appomattox River at Prince Edward County line

Campbell County:                                                                                                                              

1/2       Route 704 over Seneca Creek (Road closed) at Seneca and Route 650 over Molley Creek near Gladys

1/3       Route 460 West over Buffalo Creek at Bedford County line, Route 460 West over Opossum Creek at East Corporate Limits of Lynchburg and Route 682 over Otter River near Evington

1/7       Route 29 Business over Staunton River & NS Railway at Altavista

1/8       Route 29/460 over NS Railway near Liberty University and Route 682 over NS Railway at Evington

1/21     Route 726 over Route 460 at Mt. Athos

1/22     Route 711 over Route 29 Bypass on Altavista Bypass and Route 714 over Route 29 Bypass on Altavista Bypass

1/23     Route 43 over Route 29 Bypass on Altavista Bypass

Danville:

1/24     Route 655 over Route 29 Bypass near Route 58

Halifax County:   

1/10     Route 49 over Aarons Creek near Virgilina

Lynchburg:

1/21     Route F906 over Route 29/460 Bypass

Nelson County:

1/20     Route 60 over CSX Railway at Bent Creek

Pittsylvania County:                 

1/9       Route 745 over NS Railway near Blairs, Route 721 over NS Railway near Blairs and Route 729 over NS Railway     near Danville

1/14     Route 710 over Birch Creek near Halifax County line, Route 729 over Birch Creek near Halifax County line and Route 713 over abandoned railway near Halifax County line

1/15     Route 29 Business over Sycamore Creek at Hurt

1/23     Route 760 over Route 29 Bypass at Gretna

Prince Edward County:

1/13     Route 622 over NS Railway near Green Bay   

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 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. Other structures (signs, signals, etc.) are inspected on a regular basis.

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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