May 10, 2013
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and contractor Corman Construction Inc. of Annapolis, Md., will begin a project to replace the McCormick Road bridge over Route 29 Business (Emmet Street) at the University of Virginia later this month.
On Tuesday, May 14, Corman Construction will begin preparation work that requires intermittent lane closures on Route 29 Business. Motorists should expect minor delays and drive with caution in the work zone.
Beginning May 20, the bridge will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians. Message boards and detour signs are being posted by VDOT, and UVa has established alternate routes for pedestrians during the closure.
The McCormick Road bridge was posted with an eight-ton weight limit in July 2012, prohibiting University Transit System buses and most emergency vehicles from using it. Once complete, the new bridge will carry all legal loads.
Corman Construction Inc. was awarded the $524,543.50 construction contract in March.
The bridge is scheduled to reopen in late July.