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Dec. 5, 2019
TRAFFIC SHIFT AND ADDITIONAL LANE CLOSURES TO BEGIN ON ROUTE 134 FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT
Long-term, single-lane southbound traffic shift to begin Dec. 6, weekday northbound single-lane closures to begin next week
YORK COUNTY/HAMPTON - Starting after 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, motorists traveling southbound on Route 134 (Magruder Boulevard/Hampton Highway) may encounter brief, intermittent traffic stoppages, followed by the shift of a long-term, single-lane closure from the left travel lane to the right travel lane. In addition to the long-term southbound lane closure estimated to remain in place through summer, weekday single-lane closures from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. will begin northbound on Monday, Dec. 9.
 
These changes mark the start of the next traffic sequence required to begin median clearing and construction of a temporary crossover to accommodate the future shift of northbound traffic over to the southbound bridge during the closure and reconstruction of the northbound bridge over Brick Kiln Creek.
 
Once the temporary northbound bridge closure begins as early as spring 2020, northbound and southbound traffic will be shifted to a single lane in each direction on the southbound bridge. A long-term closure 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.
 
Estimated to be complete as early as spring 2021, the aging northbound bridge will be demolished and replaced 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.