Tuesday, February 7, 2023

There’s going to be ‘intermittent stoppages’ on the James River Bridge

Virginia Department of Transportation contractor crews will be replacing a security stop gate on the James River Bridge (Route 17) this weekend, requiring multiple intermittent stoppages for northbound traffic.

The maintenance work will include a northbound single-lane closure on Saturday, May 2, from 12:30-6 a.m. as well as full stoppages of up to 45 minutes between 2-5 a.m., according to a news release from VDOT.

Motorists may use the I-664 Monitor-Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel as an alternate route.

For additional travel alerts, motorists are encouraged to follow @VaDOTHR on Twitter, visit 511virginia.org, call 511, or download the free Virginia 511 mobile app.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzohttp://wydaily.com
John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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