Kelly Hannon, a spokesman for the Virginia Department of Transportation, said Wednesday that repairs may be complete as soon as Friday. VDOT recommends motorists use Ark Road (Route 606) and Cappahosic Road (Route 618) as a detour route until the bridge re-opens.
Hannon estimated that the detour may add 5-10 minutes for motorists traveling through that area.
Construction began Monday on repairs, Hannon said, and new steel beams for the span were expected to be delivered yesterday. Hannon said VDOT plans to use a temporary brace on the bridge to get traffic moving again.