Benjamin Harrison Bridge Improvements
|Elevator replacement project|
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
What's Being Done
Crews are replacing the aging elevators located in the Benjamin Harrison Bridge's lift span. The bridge is located over the James River at the Prince George/Charles City line on Jordan Point Road/Route 156 and carries approximately 4,500 vehicles per day.
Alternating lane closures are possible both during the day and overnight, with occasional full weeknight closures. There will be an 11 foot lane restriction during the flagging operations and drivers can expect delays of up to 20 minutes. Drivers of oversized vehicles (with a width of 11 feet or more), can use I-295 and Route 5 as an alternate route.
Marine traffic will remain unaffected.
The project is expected to be complete by spring 2017.
Wednesday, July 27
Jordan Point Rd./Rt. 156 (Charles City/Prince George) – From 8 p.m. Wednesday-6 a.m. Thursday, there will be a single alternating lane closed on the Benjamin Harrison Bridge for an elevator replacement project. Drivers are encouraged to use an alternate route to avoid delays.
Thursday, July 28
Jordan Point Rd./Rt. 156 (Charles City/Prince George) – From 8 p.m. Thursday-6 a.m. Friday, there will be a single alternating lane closed on the Benjamin Harrison Bridge for an elevator replacement project. Drivers are encouraged to use an alternate route to avoid delays.
*A bridge inspection is also scheduled for the week of July 25 and will require single alternating lane closures Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
To avoid delays, drivers can use the following alternate route:
• Take Jordan Point Road (Route 106/156) south to Route 10 west. Take Interstate 295 north to Route 5 (Exit 22A) back to Jordan Point Road (Route 106/156).
Through travelers can use Interstates 295 and 64 or the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry as alternate routes to the Hampton Roads area.