James River Bridge Warning and Barrier Gate Replacement
|Isle of Wight County|
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
The four warning gates at the approach to the lift span and the four barrier safety gates at the lift spans on the Route 17, James River Bridge (JRB) are being replaced, and twelve feet of median barrier is being added to the median break just south of the lift span. The work also includes rewiring of the gates to the bridge tender's house.
The warning gates have been installed. Crews are installing barrier gate housings and making preparations to install barrier gates. Work on this project was delayed to accommodate a concurrent project to replace the generators for the lift span on the bridge. Following installation of the new generators in February, 2013, work on the barrier safety gates gained progress. After the installation of the barrier gates and testing, the project will be complete.