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Route 3 Bridge Rehabilitation at Piankatank River

John Andrew Twigg Bridge

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Spring 2012

Est Completion Date
May 2014


$10.9 million

Precon Marine, Inc.

Mathews and Middlesex


Bill Collins, VDOT Construction Manager
Kelly Hannon, VDOT Communications Manager

Project Overview

  • Bridge rehabilitation work is set to begin on Route 3 over the Piankatank River between Mathews and Middlesex counties.
  • A $10.9 million contract has been awarded by the Commonwealth Transportation Board to repair the John Andrew Twigg Bridge. The project completion date is May 2014.
  • This project will rehabilitate the two-lane Twigg Bridge, replacing its deck, fenders, and superstructure. The existing bridge, built between 1952 and 1953, is structurally deficient.


Project Details

  • During construction, traffic on Route 3 will be reduced to one lane on the bridge.
  • Northbound and southbound Route 3 traffic will take turns crossing the bridge in a single open travel lane. Temporary traffic signals will be placed at each end of the bridge to control traffic during the project.
  • There will also be a width-restriction for vehicles on the bridge during the project. Vehicles wider than 10 feet will be detoured around the bridge.
  • A concrete median will be installed to separate traffic from the work zone on the bridge.
  • Construction work will begin on the northbound side of the bridge. The northbound travel lane will be closed, and traffic will alternate crossing the bridge in the southbound lane.
  • The Twigg Bridge carries an average of 7,245 vehicles a day, according to a VDOT traffic count.


Project Meeting

A citizen information meeting on the project has been scheduled for:


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

5-7 p.m.

St. Clare Walker Middle School

6814 General Puller Highway



A previous citizen information meeting on this project was held on January 21, 2009.



Project Updates

Temporary traffic signals will be activated on both sides of the bridge at noon on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. 

Click Here to read the news release

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