Benjamin Harrison Bridge to Close For Stop Gate Repairs Friday Night Through Saturday Morning

Web Team January 29, 2016 Virginia News
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PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA – A traffic alert for those who travel across the Benjamin Harrison Bridge on a regular basis as Virginia Department of Transportation officials announced scheduled road work on the span will close the road Friday evening.

Bridge crews will close the bridge Friday January 29 through 30 from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. In addition, there will be alternating lane closures on Saturday January 23 from 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Earlier this month, bridge crews were slated to close the bridge from 8 p.m. Friday January 23 through 5:30 a.m. Saturday January 24 for repairs to the bridge’s stop gate for damage from a recent vehicular crash.

VDOT spokesperson Jessica Cowardin explained that the recent snowstorm caused those repairs to be postponed for a second time.

The Benjamin Harrison Bridge serves approximately 4,500 cars per day who use the span to cross between Prince George County and Charles City County over the James River.

Local drivers are encouraged to use the posted detour:
Take Jordan Point Road (Route 106/156) south to Route 10 west. Take Interstate 295 north to Route 5 (Exit 22A) back to Jordan Point Road (Route 106/156).

Through travelers can use Interstates 295 and 64 or the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry as alternate routes to the Hampton Roads area.

The closure will not affect marine travel.

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