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Nov. 8, 2013

Route 619 over Sailor's Creek closed for repairs
Detour will be in place

LYNCHBURG – A portion of Route 619 (Lockett Road) over Sailor’s Creek in Prince Edward County will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday, November 18 and a detour will be in place.

Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will replace the superstructure on the bridge over Sailor’s Creek.  This work is being done in an effort to avoid lowering the weight limit on the structure and creating issues for school buses and emergency vehicles.

The work will be accomplished by using materials which will effectively strengthen the structure and can be recycled when the bridge is replaced in the future.

“We wanted to work with the county to ensure that the weight limit on the bridge was not compromised,” said Kevin Wright, Dillwyn Residency Administrator for Prince Edward, Buckingham, Charlotte and Cumberland counties.  “Our Structure and Bridge team put together a win-win solution and know that their efforts are appreciated by the county.”

The closure will be in place through Monday, November 25, weather permitting. Motorists will detour the worksite via Route 620 (Scuffletown Road), to Route 617 (Sayler’s Creek Road) and Route 618 (Jamestown Road) before returning to Route 619.

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