A major rehabilitation project is underway at the John Andrew Twigg Bridge, which carries Route 3 over the Piankatank River between Mathews and Middlesex counties. The work began this spring and is expected to be completed in May 2014, said Virginia Department of Transportation spokesperson Kelly Hannon.
Hannon said Tuesday that the project will include replacing the bridge deck, fenders and superstructure of the bridge, among other improvements.
To accomplish this heavy construction, VDOT has established a 24-hour work zone although most of the work will be done during daylight hours. Also, a temporary median was erected to guide motor vehicles safely through the span with alternating single-lane traffic.
Traffic signals have been erected at the site to regulate traffic during the construction process. The speed limit through the work zone has been reduced from 55 mph to 35 mph.
There is a width-restriction for vehicles on the bridge durin...
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