May 20, 2013
The Virginia Department of Transportation is closing the McCormick Road bridge over Emmet Street on Monday.
The plan is to replace the aging bridge. 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.
Work is expected to be completed by July.
Portions of Emmet Street will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday nights to demolish the existing bridge.