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Brittany McBride Nichols 757-956-3029
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Feb. 26, 2020
POSTPONED: NORTHBOUND BRIDGE CLOSURE AND TRAFFIC SHIFT RESCHEDULED FOR ROUTE 134 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT
Northbound traffic detour onto the southbound bridge during northbound bridge demolition and reconstruction rescheduled due to weather
YORK COUNTY/HAMPTON - Due to unfavorable weather conditions, this afternoon's previously scheduled northbound bridge closure and traffic shift on Route 134 (Magruder Boulevard/ Hampton Highway) has been tentatively postponed for Thursday, Feb. 27, weather and roadway moisture conditions permitting.

Starting as early as Thursday morning following rush hour, motorists traveling along Route 134 (Magruder Boulevard/Hampton Highway) can expect a new traffic pattern, with a single-lane of traffic traveling in each direction on the southbound bridge.  

Northbound traffic, traveling from Hampton towards York County, will utilize a new temporary crossover lane directing traffic across the median onto the southbound bridge to allow for the demolition and reconstruction of the northbound bridge over Brick Kiln Creek.

A long-term closure to through traffic will also be in place on Old Armistead Avenue at the Magruder Boulevard intersection during this traffic shift; however, access will be maintained for local businesses and residences.

With this shift and northbound bridge closure in place, crews can now move forward with the demolition and replacement of the aging northbound bridge with a new bridge that meets current design standards, including two 12-foot travel lanes, with a 10-foot right shoulder and 6-foot left shoulder.

For more information on the Route 134 Bridge Replacement Project, visit the VDOT website at  www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/rt134_bridge.asp

Motorists are advised to plan their commute by using VDOT’s free traffic information tools: 
  • Download the 511 smartphone app, or 511-integrated Waze app.
  • Visit the 511 Virginia website or dial 511 for traffic information on your phone.
  • Follow @511hamptonroads and @VaDOTHR on Twitter.
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