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Shadwell Bridge Will Close May 1

Ten-week closure on Route 250 allows for replacement of aged bridge deck

The Virginia Department of Transportation has finalized a closure date of May 1 for the Route 250 bridge at Shadwell. The bridge is undergoing rehabilitation, including replacement of the entire bridge deck, which requires its complete closure for 70 days, through July 9. During the closure, westbound traffic will be detoured onto Interstate 64 at Exit 129 (Route 616/Black Cat Road) and back onto Route 250 at Exit 124 (Shadwell). Eastbound traffic will reverse the detour. All private and commercial entrances on both sides of the bridge will remain open during the closure.

VDOT will add an additional lane on the entrance ramp from Route 250 east onto I-64 east at Shadwell to increase capacity during peak traffic times. Police will assist the traffic flow at Exit 129 during high-volume periods. VDOT will monitor traffic conditions using several temporary traffic cameras and also provide traffic updates using the permanent message boards on I-64, as well as several temporary message boards along Route 250.
For updates on the project, visit the Route 250 Bridge at Shadwell project page.

Real-time road conditions and weather forecasts are available on VDOT’s traffic and travel Web site, The site also has live traffic camera images for many major highways, including Interstate 64, I-66 and Routes 29 and 250 in Central Virginia. Motorists can call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for road and traffic conditions on all major highways in the state.

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