Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176


Nov. 6, 2013

Route 60 in Nelson County, Route 501 in Campbell County face Falling Weight Deflectometer

LYNCHBURG – Motorists may encounter a unique-looking piece of equipment on a couple of local primary routes next week.  VDOT will be using the Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) to do non-destructive, non-invasive pavement testing.

The FWD is widely used to evaluate the structural condition of pavement. This particular testing is part of the pre-scoping work to evaluate the pavement sections and determine future rehabilitation needs.  The device uses sensors to measure pavement layer stiffness. In turn, engineers are able to determine if there are voids, erosion or other structural issues. This information is vital to the success of future rehabilitation.  

Weather permitting, work will take place between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on the following dates and at the locations listed:

 Monday, Nov. 11 and Tuesday, Nov. 12:

Route 501 North and South, Campbell County - From milepost 11.5 (2.92 miles north of Route 970) to milepost 13.15 (1.45 miles south of Route 654)

Wednesday, Nov. 13 and Thursday, Nov. 14:

Route 60 East and West, Nelson County: From milepost 0.74 (0.07 mile east of Route 657) to milepost 2.78 (0.16 mile east of Route 626).

The work will require alternating lane closures and flagging operations. Motorists are urged to be alert for these operations and plan accordingly.

For information about highway work zones statewide, visit or call 511.



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