Upkeep on Pungo Ferry Bridge to start in late February

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Metropolis of Virginia Seaside offered an replace on the progress of upkeep to the Pungo Ferry Bridge on Tuesday.

Metropolis officers say the Virginia Seaside Public Works Operations Group has scheduled routine upkeep to the bridge beginning this month. The bridge is at the moment 29 years outdated (constructed round 1991) and permits automobiles to cross over the North Touchdown River between Virginia Seaside and Chesapeake.

The notice-to-proceed was issued on Monday, February eight. Town says work on the bridge will start in late February with single-lane closures; full weekend closures will start in mid-March.

This undertaking is taken into account preventative upkeep and can reportedly embrace:

Repairs to the deck and beamsBearing replacementEpoxy deck overlayCleaning, portray, and waterproofing of metal elements.

Town says the undertaking would require complete shutdowns of the bridge on weekends from 9 p.m. Friday till 5 a.m. Monday. Crews anticipate these shutdowns to run for about 10 weeks, ending in Could.

On weekdays, one lane might be open to visitors, managed by flaggers and open for automobiles to cross in each instructions between 9 a.m. and three p.m. Each lanes might be open earlier than 9 a.m. and after three p.m. every weekday.

The work is scheduled to be accomplished June 2021, climate allowing.

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