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HRBT and James River Bridge to close lanes for maintenance

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Posted at 5:40 PM, Aug 29, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-29 17:40:21-04

According to VDOT, several water crossings will be closed for scheduled maintenance over the next two months. Many of these projects will begin after Labor Day.

All eastbound lanes of the HRBT will be closed beginning the weekend of Sept.14, 2012, for paving operations.

For three consecutive weekends drivers can use the MMMBT as an alternate route.

Weekend closures are scheduled as follows:

  • Friday, Sept. 14, beginning at 9 p.m. until Monday, Sept.17, at 5 a.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 21, beginning at 9 p.m. until Monday, Sept. 24, at 5 a.m.
  • Friday, Sept.  28, beginning at 9 p.m. until Monday Oct. 1, at 5 a.m. (Rain Date)

The Route 17 James River Bridge southbound lanes will close for five consecutive weekends so crews can begin replacing the bridge grid deck.

Beginning on Friday, Sept. 14, crews will close all southbound lanes. Once work is done on the southbound lanes, crews will close the northbound lanes for four consecutive weekends. The MMMBT will be an alternate route.

The weekend closure schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, Sept.  14, beginning at 9 p.m. until Monday, Sept. 17, at 5 a.m.
  • Friday, Sept.  21, beginning at 9 p.m. until Monday, Sept.  24, at 5 a.m.
  • Friday, Sept.  28, beginning at 9 p.m. until Monday, Oct. 1, at 5 a.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 5, beginning at 9 p.m. until Monday, Oct. 8, at 5 a.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 12, beginning at 9 p.m. until Monday, Oct.15, at 5 a.m.

These scheduled maintenance activities are weather dependent.

If you have any more questions about the closures, call 511 or the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016. You can also visit www.511virginia.org.

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