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Meeting Tuesday on Gwynn’s Island bridge

Repair of the Gwynn’s Island bridge will be the topic of an information meeting for the public from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad, Cricket Hill Road, Hudgins.

Officials with the Virginia Department of Transportation will be available to share project plans, maps, and documents, and to address questions about the $2.9 million project, said a press release. No formal presentation will be given.

The bridge rehabilitation project is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2013 and conclude later that year, said the release. During construction, traffic on Route 223 will be reduced to one lane on the bridge, with each lane taking turns crossing the bridge in a single open travel lane. Temporary signals will be placed at each end of the bridge to control traffic, and vehicles wider than 10 feet will not be allowed to cross the bridge.

During construction, deteriorated elements in the bridge truss, floor system, steel grid deck, rest piers, and tender house ...

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