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Westmoreland Deputy Talks with Pre-K Class

Westmoreland Deputy Talks with Pre-K Class

On Thursday March 27 Deputy Antwan Smith had the opportunity to speak to the Colonial Beach Pre-Kind...

Fate of CB School looks bleak

Conflicting resolutions, long discussions and short memories seem to be at the heart of the Town of ...

Code Compliance Officer accused of Trespassing

Colonial Beach Town Council spilled the beans about Town employee Theresa Davis’ charge of trespassi...

Two talented women destined to cross paths

Two talented women destined to cross paths

One may call it fate or destiny, but the similarity between two women, Olga Farneth and Velia Jacobo...

School Debt comes full circle for Chairman Trivett

School Debt comes full circle for Chairman Trivett

Colonial Beach School Board Chairman Tim Trivett talked to the town council at the March work sessio...

Legg no stranger to making history

Legg no stranger to making history

Colonial Beach Town Council formally introduced Elizabeth “Libby” Legg as the town’s new permanent C...

 

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Tides Mill Bridge expected to reopen on time

After what may have seemed like a lifetime to commuters, the Tides Mill Bridge on State Route 205 is finally nearing the end of construction.

It may not look like it, but the bridge will soon be reopened, according to VDOT Northern Neck Residency Administrator Dave Brown.

The 3.7 million dollar rehabilitation involved engineers removing the beams, decking, and railing, then reconstructing the substructure. The new surface will be 30 feet wide, as opposed to the old bridge which measured 22 feet.

Travel lanes on the new bridge will be 12 feet wide, leaving three feet of shoulder on each side.

VDOT originally promised that any construction not finished within the projected four-month closing would be shoulder work and would not hinder the re-opening of the bridge to thru traffic.

The bridge was originally scheduled to reopen March 1, and Dave Brown says that the work is right on schedule. He reported to Town Manager Val Foulds on Tuesday, however, that the bridge will be open in early March. Brown said he was being conservative, in case of inclement weather that may delay the project’s completion.

The project was originally delayed by one day due to Hurricane Sandy, but officials stated that the delayed start would not impact the March 1 completion date.

The detour will continue to be designated as Route 631 (Longfield Road) until the bridge project is complete.
For up to date information on the Tides Mill Bridge project go to
www.vdot.virginia.gov/projects/fredericksburg/route_205_ridge_road_bridge_rehabilitation.asp

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