Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
March 24, 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: 4/9 – Route 739 over NS Railway, east of Town of Amherst and 4/11 – Route 610 over Pedlar River, near Pleasant View and 4/21-22-traffic signals at various intersections
Buckingham County: 4/3-Route 56 over North River, near Denton’s Corner and Route 602 over James River, at Albemarle County line, 4/7 – Route 15 over Willis River, Route 60, Route 649, and 648 over North River (rain date – 4/14) 4/8 – Route 602 over Walton’s Fork and Route 649 over Slate River (rain date – 4/14)
Campbell County: 4/4 – Route 633 over Whipping Creek, west of Brookneal and Route 712 over Otter River, at Altavista, 4/9 - Route 40 over Falling River and Route 633 over Seneca River (rain date April 14) and 4/21-22-traffic signals at various intersections
Charlotte County: 4/15 – Route 15/360 Business over Route 15/360 Bypass, north of Keysville
Cumberland County: 4/7 – Route 60 over Willis River
Danville, City of: 4/18- Route 58 East over Route 29 Bypas, near Danville Airport.
Halifax County: 4/8 – Route 58 East over Hyco River at Denniston and Route 360 East over Banister River, east of South Boston
Lynchburg, City of: 4/9-Route 118 (Odd Fellows Road) over NS Railway and Route 128 East (Candlers Mtn Road) over NS Railway and 4/17 –Route 128 East over Route 670 Ramp (Candlers Mtn Road)
Nelson County: 4/7 – Route 654 over Tye River, south of Arrington
Pittsylvania County: 4/10 – Route 29 South over NS Railway, north of Chatham and Route 29 Bypass South over Little Fall Creek, near Danville City limits; 4/11- Route 761 over Straightstone Creek at Cedar Forest, 4/17-Route 719 over Route 29 Bypass at Blairs, and 4/18-Route 1140 over Route 58, west of Danville.
Prince Edward County: 4/15 – Route 360 East over NS Railway, east of Meherrin; 4/16 –Route 360 East over grade crossing, west of Meherrin, Route 360 West over grade crossing, west of Meherrin, and Route 15 South over Buffalo River, Farmville Bypass.
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