A year-long maintenance project on the Eltham Bridge, which carries Routes 30/33 over the Pamunkey River between West Point and New Kent County, begins next week.
The Virginia Department of Transportation said motorists will encounter single-lane closures during the work, which will also involve crews, equipment, and work zone barriers. Minimal delays are anticipated, VDOT said, and the bridge will continue to be open for marine traffic.
As lanes are closed, VDOT and its contractor, BDI Inc., will identify bridge beams needing future repair. Once the work is completed on the Eltham Bridge, attention and work will move to the Lord Delaware Bridge, which carries Route 33 across the Mattaponi Bridge between West Point and King and Queen County.
“The Eltham and Lord Delaware bridges are safe for travel, and our regular inspections find these bridges consistently remain in fair condition,” said Annette Adams, P.E., VDOT Fredericksburg District Structure and Bridge Engineer. “Howev...
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