Route 20 in Albemarle County Reopens after Road Collapse

By: News Email
By: News Email

May 17, 2014

Route 20, just south of Interstate 64 in Charlottesville opened to traffic Saturday afternoon after heavy rains made a stream cause the road to collapse.

The water flooded the culvert underneath the road.

Crews worked all night opening up the road, removing the old steel culverts and adding an additional culvert, creating a permanent fix.

"We expect that we've actually doubled the capacity that we can get water under here. Not only have we fixed the roadway and patched it but we've increased the runoff under this road," said Joel Denunzio, residency administrator for the Virginia Department of Transportation.

The fix was completed in less than 24 hours, a day earlier than expected.

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