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Cunningham Lane bridge project moves ahead

The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to begin construction of a new bridge over Cunningham Creek near Zanoni in late January to early February, VDOT spokesperson Kelly Hannon said.

The existing bridge, which was built in 1963, is “structurally deficient and needs to be replaced,” Hannon said. The project is estimated to cost $400,000, to be paid for with state maintenance funds, she said.

But several nearby residents have complained that project is too costly. “I think it’s a waste of money,” said Jimmy Morgan.

Earlier, Kathleen Jones told the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors that she didn’t think the project was warranted because Cunningham Lane has so little traffic on it.

VDOT officials estimated approximately 80 vehicles per day use the state-maintained dirt lane and bridge that connect White Hall Road to Crockett Lane.

The current bridge is 39 feet long and 20 feet wide, Hannon said, and the new bridge “will have a si...

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