Lindsay LeGrand 804-524-6179
April 13, 2012
ADDITIONAL I-95 BRIDGE PREPARATION WORK NEEDED
Bridge replacement postponed
COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Construction crews will need additional preparation and set-up time in advance of replacing the Interstate 95 southbound bridge over the exit ramp to Boulevard (mile marker 78) as part of the I-95 Bridges Restoration project.
The additional preparation time will postpone the actual bridge replacement work that was planned to begin on Monday. Instead crews will begin preparation work on Sunday, April 15 and continue through Thursday April 19 from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly.
As a result of the work, I-95 will be reduced to one travel lane in each direction near Boulevard (mile marker 78) nightly, weather permitting.
VDOT strongly encourages drivers to use alternate routes to bypass the construction.
The planned bridge replacement work is expected to begin the week of May 1.
This is the second of 11 structures to be replaced. The first bridge, I-95 over Laburnum Avenue, was completed earlier this month.
The following four traffic cameras are available to view traffic conditions during the bridge work:
- I-95 at Bellevue Avenue (north of Laburnum Avenue/mile marker 79) http://www.trafficland.com/city/RIC/camera/300007/index.html?eml=true
- I-95 just north of Westwood Avenue (north of Boulevard/mile marker 78) http://www.trafficland.com/city/RIC/camera/300014/index.html?eml=true
- I-95 just south of Boulevard (south of mile marker 78) http://www.trafficland.com/city/RIC/camera/300013/index.html?eml=true
- I-95 just north of Lombardy Street (mile marker 77) http://www.trafficland.com/city/RIC/camera/300012/index.html
For more information about the I-95 Richmond Bridge Restorations project or to sign up for project updates, visit http://www.i95bridges.org. Anyone with questions about the project can call VDOT’s customer service center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).
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