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I-95 Bridge Replacement over the Meherrin River

Emporia

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Advertisement in July 2015

Cost
$20.9 million

Locality
Emporia

District
Hampton Roads

Contact
Hampton Roads Public Info
757-925-1647

Project Details

The existing Meherrin River bridges located on I-95 north and south will be replaced to correct functionally obsolete shoulder widths.

Crews will first build a new southbound bridge next to the existing southbound bridge.

Once complete, southbound traffic will be shifted to the new bridge, and northbound traffic will be shifted to the old southbound bridge.

Crews will then demolish the old northbound bridge and build a new bridge in its place.

Once complete, northbound traffic will be shifted onto the new span, and the old southbound bridge will be demolished.

Traffic will not be affected along I-95 for the majority of the project. There will be some short duration nighttime lane closures as crews switch traffic patterns to the newly built bridges.

Current Status

VDOT crews are getting ready to move into the right of way phase, to start moving utility lines for the project. Construction advertisement for this project is estimated in July of 2015, and construction is estimated to begin in 2016.

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