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Huguenot Bridge Beam Installation

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Starting Monday night, August 20, construction crews will install beams for the second half of the new Huguenot Memorial Bridge over the James River. The beam installations will take place between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday through Friday nights through September 7, weather permitting. For driver safety, traffic will be stopped periodically for up to 45 minutes each night as cranes lift 80,000 pound steel beams over the bridge and secure them into place on the new bridge. Huguenot Bridge traffic will resume between beam installations.

Bridge beam installation schedule, 11 p.m.-5 a.m.:

  • August 20-24
  • August 27-31
  • September 4-7 (There will be no beam installations on Labor Day)

To avoid delays during the beam installations, VDOT recommends Huguenot Road (Route 147) drivers use the following alternate routes:

  • Northbound – Chippenham Parkway (Route 150) north over the Willey Bridge to River Road east to Huguenot Road or use Powhite Parkway/Route 76 (toll) east into Richmond
  • Southbound – River Road west to Chippenham Parkway (Route 150) south to Huguenot Road
  • demolition of the old bridge is underway. The second half of the new bridge is expected to be completed and open to drivers in summer 2013. The $54.5 million project is currently on schedule for final completion in October 2013.
     
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