Beginning Friday, the Virginia Department of Transportation is expected to start work to rehabilitate the Route 17 southbound bridge over Dragon Run located at the Middlesex/Gloucester county line.
The $4.1 million project is funded by the State of Good Repair program, which seeks to improve the condition of structurally deficient bridges in Virginia, according to a release from VDOT.
The project will install a slightly wider bridge deck and new steel beams under the existing structure. It will also improve the bridge approach on Route 17 southbound.
At the start of the 15-month project, drivers should expect intermittent single-lane closures on Route 17 southbound at the bridge over Dragon Run, directed by signs and flaggers. As construction progresses, a permanent 24-hour single-lane closure on Route 17 southbound will be required in the work zone. The project is expected to be completed in August 2021, VDOT said.