Bridge Work continues on I-95 this week

Boulevard Construction Raw

RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) – If you use 95 North or South through the city you could run into major delays due to bridge work. Crews will be on scene from 8pm to 6am this week at the Boulevard. Some nights only one travel lane could be open in each direction. Use caution around mile marker 78. Crews may shut down the exits in that area as well. You can use 195 or 295 as an alternate. Here’s all the details:

 May 1 (Tuesday)

I-95 north/south (Richmond) – From 8 p.m. Tuesday through 6 a.m. Wednesday, I-95 will be reduced to one travel lane in each direction at Boulevard (mile marker 78) as crews prepare to replace the I-95 southbound bridge over the exit ramp to Boulevard. I-95 south traffic will merge onto the northbound bridge. Both I-95 north and south traffic will use the northbound bridge to maneuver around the construction. Also, I-95 south drivers will be restricted from exiting at Boulevard and the ramp from Boulevard to I-95 north will be closed. Follow posted detour routes. Expect major delays along I-95. Use I-295, Route 288 and the Downtown Expressway (toll)/I-195 to bypass the construction.

May 2 (Wednesday)

I-95 north (Richmond) – The right lane will be closed Wednesday from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. between Boulevard (mile marker 78) and Lakeside Avenue/Hermitage Road (mile marker 80) to pour concrete barriers. Expect delays.

I-95 north/south (Richmond) – From 8 p.m. Wednesday through 6 a.m. Thursday, I-95 will be reduced to one travel lane in each direction at Boulevard (mile marker 78) as crews replace the I-95 southbound bridge over the exit ramp to Boulevard. I-95 south traffic will merge onto the northbound bridge. Both I-95 north and south traffic will use the northbound bridge to maneuver around the construction. Also, I-95 south drivers will be restricted from exiting at Boulevard and the ramp from Boulevard to I-95 north will be closed. Follow posted detour routes. Expect major delays along I-95. Use I-295, Route 288 and the Downtown Expressway (toll)/I-195 to bypass the construction.

May 3 (Thursday)

I-95 north/south (Richmond) – From 8 p.m. Thursday through 6 a.m. Friday, I-95 will be reduced to one travel lane in each direction at Boulevard (mile marker 78) as crews replace the I-95 southbound bridge over the exit ramp to Boulevard. I-95 south traffic will merge onto the northbound bridge. Both I-95 north and south traffic will use the northbound bridge to maneuver around the construction. Also, I-95 south drivers will be restricted from exiting at Boulevard and the ramp from Boulevard to I-95 north will be closed. Follow posted detour routes. Expect major delays along I-95. Use I-295, Route 288 and the Downtown Expressway (toll)/I-195 to bypass the construction.

 

Project information

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is restoring/replacing 11 aging bridges along I-95 between the Lombardy Street bridge (mile marker 77) in Richmond and Upham Brook (mile marker 82) in Henrico County through fall 2014. Drivers can expect single lane closures weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. and double lane closures overnight between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. weeknights, weather permitting.

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