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Vehicle count up at Coleman Bridge compared to 2015

More vehicles crossed the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge in 2016 than in the previous year, the Virginia Department of Transportation reported.

Paula Miller, communications manager for VDOT’s Hampton Roads District, said Jan. 12 that vehicle count on the span was 5,620,588 in 2016, up from 5,491,030 in 2015. The comparable numbers were 5,413,025 in 2014 and 5,397,532 for 2013.

The most traffic was recorded last August when 55,546 vehicles were counted northbound.

Toll revenue collected was $6,174,527 in 2016, up from $6,001,656 in 2015, Miller said. 

Last year, VDOT conducted a number of maintenance projects at the Coleman Bridge, including overhauling hydraulic pump motors and heaters, junction box restoration and submarine cable protection, Miller said.

Meanwhile, major projects at the Coleman for this year include a programmable logic replacement and a vessel collision study, a VDOT report said.

The Coleman Bridge carries Route 17 over the York River between Glou...

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