Multiple test lifts this week for Route 17 James River Bridge

Posted at 3:34 PM, May 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-06 15:34:08-04

Isle of Wight County – VDOT bridge maintenance crews have scheduled multiple test lifts at the Route 17 James River Bridge beginning Wednesday, May 8, and continuing through Friday, May 10.

Motorists should expect at least two test lifts to occur each day between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., with each lift expected to last approximately 20 minutes.

The lifts are necessary to test the two standby diesel generators that were recently installed.

After the test openings, crews will reopen the bridge to traffic. VDOT attempts to schedule maintenance during travel periods when traffic volumes are lower, to reduce impact to motorists.

Motorists are encouraged to visit , call 511 or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680 AM or call the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016 for current traffic and travel information.