Carolina Road Bridge in Suffolk to be replaced

Posted at 9:20 AM, Nov 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-21 08:43:34-05

SUFFOLK, Va - The Suffolk Department of Public Works has announced that the Carolina Road Bridge over Cypress Swamp is being replaced.

The replacement is set to begin on January 3, 2022 and include a new 100-foot long concrete span along with asphalt approaches.

Officials name this a necessary major transportation project as the existing bridge has functional obsolescence and weight restrictions.

The road is scheduled to close with detours in effect until further notice.

Contractors working on the bridge replacement anticipate a late July 2022 reopening.

The City of Suffolk says that signs will be posted ahead of the closure date.