I-95 delays expected during Ashland bridge demolition

Posted on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 9:27 am

State transportation officials predict delays on Interstate 95 around Ashland as crews work to demolish the Route 54 overpass as part of a bridge replacement project.

Road cones lined the approach to Ashland from the east on Route 54 as crews began construction  work to replace the aging bridge.

Road cones lined the approach to Ashland from the east on Route 54 as crews began construction work to replace the aging bridge.

Construction is scheduled nightly Sunday though Thursday over the next three weeks, with single lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.; traffic will be reduced to one lane from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Closures began Sunday. From 7 to 11 p.m.,
I-95 north and south was reduced to two travel lanes in each direction between mile marker 91 and mile marker 93 for bridge work. From 11 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday, I-95 was reduced to one travel lane in each direction.

Lane closures will continue through Thursday of this week. The new traffic pattern on Route 54, established in July, will remain the same.

Crews began work to replace the Route 54 bridge in May. The project is expected to wrap up in November 2015.

More information on the Route 54 bridge replacement project is available here.

Live traffic camera feeds and real-time listings of road conditions and closures in Virginia are available on VDOT’s 24-hour traffic and travel information website.

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