Dawn Eischen 804-524-6179
March 13, 2015
SHOCKOE VALLEY BRIDGE JOINT REPLACEMENT WORK TO IMPACT RICHMOND TRAFFIC
Construction will replace bridge joints ahead of major rehabilitation project on I-64
COLONIAL HEIGHTS —The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will begin construction to replace bridge joints on the Shockoe Valley Bridge, located on Interstate 64, next week. The Richmond-area work zone will require lane closures in the area between mile marker 191 and 193. Scheduled construction will begin on the westbound bridge next week and is expected to wrap up May 1, weather permitting. Construction on the eastbound bridge will immediately follow and is expected to be complete mid-June.
“The joint replacements will allow crews to accelerate preparatory work before a major rehabilitation project,” said Scott Fisher, VDOT project manager. The Shockoe Valley Bridge rehabilitation project, scheduled to begin later this spring, will resurface the bridge and make structural improvements.
On weekdays, drivers can expect single westbound alternating lane closures from 8 p.m.-5 a.m., with double lane closures from 11 p.m.-5 a.m. On weekends, drivers can expect single westbound alternating lane closures from 8 p.m. Fridays through Sundays at 11 p.m., with double lane closures Fridays and Saturdays from 11 p.m.-9 a.m. Drivers in the area can expect major delays and are strongly encouraged to use an alternate route:
From I-95 south (Henrico): Access I-295 at exit 84 to reach I-64 east/west or areas south of Richmond; through travelers can use I-295 south to bypass Richmond and re-enter I-95 south at exit 46 in Prince George County.
From I-95 north (Prince George): Access I-295 at exit 46 to reach I-64 east/west or areas north of Richmond; through travelers can use I-295 north to bypass Richmond and re-enter I-95 north at exit 84 in Henrico County.
From I-64 east (Goochland/Henrico): There are three alternate routes:
- Access Route 288 south at exit 175 in Goochland to reach Chesterfield County locations and to re-enter I-95 at exit 62
- Access I-295 at exit 177 to reach I-95 north or I-64 east of Richmond
Access I-195 south at exit 186 in Richmond to reach downtown destinations, Route 76/Powhite Parkway Extension (toll) through Chesterfield County or the Downtown Expressway (toll).
Anyone with questions about the project can call VDOT’s customer service center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).
Real-time listings of road conditions and closures in Virginia are available on VDOT’s 24-hour traffic and travel information website, www.511Virginia.org or by calling 511. Richmond area traffic information is also available on Twitter @511centralVA.
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