Lindsay LeGrand 804-524-6179


June 28, 2013

Inspection reveals advanced corrosion

COLONIAL HEIGHTS—The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has closed a section of Taylorsville Road (Route 689) at the bridge over Little River in Hanover County due to advanced corrosion found during a recent structural inspection. The bridge will remain closed until next steps are determined for drivers’ safety.

 “The bridge has been posted to three tons since 2003,” said Tom Lester, district bridge inspection manager. “Most area traffic has been using alternate routes for some time now.” The bridge carries approximately 180 vehicles from Taylorsville Road to Old Ridge Road in Hanover daily.  The bridge was slated for replacement in August 2014.  

Drivers in the area can use the following detour routes:

  • Southbound Taylorsville Road – Take Old Ridge Road (Route 638) west to Washington highway (Route 1) north to Kings Dominion Boulevard (Route 30) east to Binns Road (Route 725) south.
  • Northbound Taylorsville Road – Take Binns Road (Route 725) north to Kings Dominion Boulevard (Route 30) west to Washington Highway (Route 1) south to Old Ridge Road (Route 638) to Taylorsville Road (Route 638) north.

VDOT has posted electronic message signs at intersections near the bridge to notify drivers of the closure and has directional signs posted along the 5-mile detour route. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time to reach their destination.

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