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I-95 Bridge Replacement over the Meherrin River

Emporia

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
January 18, 2016

Est Completion Date
October 2019

Cost
$22.2 million

Contractor
Wagman Construction, Inc.

Locality
Emporia

District
Hampton Roads

Contact
Hampton Roads Communications
757-925-1516

Project Overview

The purpose of this project is to demolish, remove and replace the existing two bridges over the Meherrin River on I-95 north and south. This project will include the realignment of the south bridge and installation of storm water facilities. 

Construction for this project began January 18, 2016 and will be completed by October 2019. The traveling public and area residents should expect to experience typical construction travel impacts during construction.

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 Alerts

During Phase I which consists of work on the southbound bridge, the current traffic pattern will be maintained. 

Beginning Sunday, June 12, 2016, until Friday June 24, 2016 crews will begin the installation of the concrete barrier walls. Traffic will be reduced to single-lane closures north of the Exit 11 (Route 58) ramp. View the release here.  

There will be intermittent traffic shifts and single-lane closures throughout the duration of the project. For the majority of the project, two lanes of traffic will be maintained.

Please drive with caution at all times through the work zone.

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