Dawn Eischen 804-524-6179
Dec. 8, 2009
COXENDALE ROAD BRIDGE OVER I-95 TO REMAIN CLOSED
COLONIAL HEIGHTS—The Coxendale Road (Route 615) bridge over I-95 in Chesterfield County will remain closed following yesterday’s accident involving a truck carrying an overheight load. VDOT inspected the bridge today and discovered cracks on two of the steel support beams over northbound I-95 that will require significant repairs. To prevent the cracks from expanding, VDOT bridge engineers decided to restrict traffic over the bridge until the repairs can be made. Based on the extent of damage and repairs needed, the bridge could remain closed for up to three months.
“The cracks are in locations where the impact of cars driving over the bridge could cause more stress on the structure, resulting in further damage and a danger to drivers,” said Gary Martin, district bridge engineer. “The extended closure will inconvenience some drivers, but it’s their safety we’re most concerned with.”
Drivers using Coxendale Road are encouraged to use the following detours:
- East of I-95 – Take Old Stage Road to Osborne Road over I-95 to Coxendale Road.
- West of I-95 – Take Osborne Road over I-95, left on Old Stage Road to Coxendale Road.
The Coxendale Road bridge carries approximately 1,300 vehicles per day. The bridge was last inspected in August 2008 and is currently on a two-year inspection cycle.
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