Bridge work to be expedited on I-64 East at Route 29

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VDOT will expedite the ongoing bridge work on eastbound Interstate 64 over Route 29 at exit 118 in Charlottesville.

Curtis Contracting Inc. of West Point will work continuously from 9 a.m. April 13 until 6 a.m. April 20 to complete all remaining project tasks on the eastbound I-64 bridge.

Starting at 9 a.m. April 13 and continuing until 6 a.m. April 20:

  • Eastbound I-64 at the bridge over Route 29 will be reduced to one lane.
  • The entrance ramp from southbound Route 29 to eastbound I-64 and the eastbound I-64 Exit 118B ramp to northbound Route 29 will also be closed. The Exit 118A ramp to southbound Route 29 will remain open to traffic.
  • Expect lane closures on Route 29 near the I-64 interchange.

The work involves hydro demolition of the bridge deck and application of a latex overlay to extend the service life of the bridge. Hydro demolition involves using high-pressure water jets to remove deteriorated concrete to create a better bonding surface for the overlay.

After the work above, drivers should expect intermittent lane closures April 20-24 on I-64 and Route 29 at the bridge while the contractor removes equipment and demobilizes.

Under the same $2,505,565 construction contract, the contractor has rehabilitated the I-64 bridges in both directions over Route 20. Visit the project web page for more information:

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