Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Feb. 26, 2014
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 locations listed below, weather permitting.
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.
Amherst County: 3/14 – Route 675 over Harris Creek and 3/17 – Route 663 over NS Railway
Appomattox County: 3/4 - Route 615 over David Creek Route 611 over Wreck Island Creek and Route 647 over North Fork Falling River
Campbell County: 3/3 – Route 699 over Seneca Creek, Route 705 over Seneca Creek and Route 761 over Staunton River
Cumberland County: 3/6 – Route 621 over Appomattox River
Danville: 3/18 – Route 29 South over NS Railway and Route 29 South over Dan River near Goodyear Blvd.
Halifax County: 3/5 – Route 639 over Buffalo Creek, Route 716 over Banister River and Route 613 over branch of Banister River; 3/6 – Route 49 over abandoned railway at Virgilina
Nelson County: 3/14-Route 620 over Rockfish River (Road closed from approx. 9 a.m. to Noon)
Pittsylvania County: 3/6 – Route 58 West over Wolf Creek; 3/7 – Route 612 over Sandy River (Road closed from approx. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.), Route 612 over Banister River, and Route 729 over Sandy Creek; 3/20 – Route 1141 over 58 Bypass & Ramp C, Route 58 East over 29 Business and Route 58 East over 29 South
Prince Edward County: 3/10 – Route 623 over NS Railway (Road closed from approx. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.