Jessica Cowardin 804-524-6094
June 20, 2016
ROUTE 360 BRIDGE DECK REPLACEMENT PROJECT IN RICHMOND COMPLETE
Project finishes ahead of schedule and within budget
Completed bridge deck includes six travel lanes and two five foot sidewalks
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has recently completed the $9.2 million bridge deck replacement project on the Mechanicsville Turnpike (Route 360) bridge over Interstate 64 in the City of Richmond ahead of schedule. Construction began fall of 2014 to repair the aging concrete bridge deck on Route 360, which carries approximately 31,000 vehicles per day.
“This bridge deck replacement was impactful to the traveling public because it involved one detour for the duration of the project and several detours throughout the project that rerouted I-64 traffic,” says Brian Ramsey P.E., area construction engineer. “We also had to coordinate with the crews working on the I-64 bridge restorations project at the Shockoe Valley Bridge to ensure a smooth transition between two large projects on an interstate carrying traffic to and from the City of Richmond.”
Safety improvements to the bridge should expand the life expectancy for at least 50 years.
More information on the Route 360 bridge replacement project is available at http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/richmond/rt._360_bridge_deck_replacement.asp.
For more information on VDOT’s bridge program, visit http://www.virginiadot.org/info/bridge.asp.
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