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April 14, 2014



NORTH AMELIA AVENUE BRIDGE CLOSING APRIL 21 FOR REPLACEMENT
Traffic will use detour through late November

COLONIAL HEIGHTS—The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is closing a section of North Amelia Avenue at the bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad in the town of Blackstone for replacement beginning Monday, April 21 at 7 a.m.

The bridge work includes replacing the bridge deck, repairing the bridge superstructure and replacing the adjoining sidewalk. The existing structure was built in the 1960s and is located between Church Street (Route 460) and Falls Street. Construction is expected to wrap up in late November.

Drivers in the area can use the following detour routes:

  • Southbound Amelia Avenue – Take Church Street east to South Brown Street north to Nottoway Avenue west to Amelia Avenue south.
  • Northbound Amelia Avenue – Take Nottoway Avenue east to South Brown Street south to Church Street west to Amelia Avenue north.

More information about the Amelia Avenue Bridge replacement project can be found at http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/richmond/amelia_ave_bridge.asp. For more information on VDOT’s bridge program, visit http://www.virginiadot.org/info/bridge.asp.



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