Mayo bridge reopened after floodwall test

By Gene Petriello- bio | email
Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Work has wrapped for the day on the floodwall in Richmond. That means the Mayo Bridge is now reopen.

It was closed from about seven a.m. to five p.m. so the city could test the newly installed flood wall tracks.

The tracks should help the wall close without a problem.

The closure didn't seem to bother nearby business owners. They told us they understand why the work is needed, but say it has cut into their business.

"They gotta do what they gotta do, you know. I mean, it's better to have a floodwall that works rather than pay the consequences later. We need those people right on the side of the bridge, so definitely really hurting us. As you can see, a lot of people coming down here. They don't know it's closed, so they gotta go back up," said Drew Papa, Co-Owner of Papa's Pizza.

More floodwall testing is planned next week, so Dock Street between 18th and 21st Streets will be closed all next week, starting Monday.

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