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Aug. 1, 2013



ROUTE 625 BRIDGE REPAIR SCHEDULE SET (UPDATED)
Bridge to reopen in late August

UPDATE: The bridge repairs have been expedited and will begin Tuesday, August 6.

COLONIAL HEIGHTS—The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has scheduled repairs for the closed Route 625 (Greenwood Road) bridge at the Henrico/Hanover county line.  The bridge has been closed since June 20 for drivers’ safety after a structural inspection revealed advanced corrosion. Repairs will begin in mid August and should be completed by month’s end.  The bridge repairs will allow for passage of vehicles weighing less than three tons until its scheduled replacement set for 2015.

“Our focus is to reopen the bridge to traffic as soon as we can,” says Gary Martin, district bridge engineer. “The planned repairs will maintain the bridge’s integrity until it can be replaced.” The bridge, once reopened, will be posted to reflect a maximum weight limit of three tons.

VDOT recommends drivers of large trucks and buses use the following alternate routes:    
• Westbound Route 625 (Greenwood Road) – Route 660 (Winn’s Church Road) northeast to Route 623 (Cedar Lane) east to Route 626 (Old Washington Highway) south to return to Route 625 (Greenwood Road)
Eastbound Route 625 (Greenwood Road) – Route 626 (Old Washington Highway) north to Route 623 (Cedar Lane) west to Route 660 (Winn’s Church Road) west to return to Route 625 (Greenwood Road)

For more information about the Route 625 bridge closure, visit http://www.virginiadot.org/newsroom/richmond/2013/route_625_bridge_closed66358.asp.

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