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Corps schedules 15-minute closures at Deep Creek Bridge Wednesday

Norfolk District Public Affairs
Published Dec. 12, 2016
Motorists travel over the Deep Creek Bridge in Chesapeake, Virginia, which spans the Dismal Swamp Canal on February 9, 2016.  $22 million in federal money is identified in the USACE work plan and president's FY 17 budget to go towards replacing the 80 year-old draw bridge. (U.S. Army photo/Patrick Bloodgood)

Motorists travel over the Deep Creek Bridge in Chesapeake, Virginia, which spans the Dismal Swamp Canal on February 9, 2016. $22 million in federal money is identified in the USACE work plan and president's FY 17 budget to go towards replacing the 80 year-old draw bridge. (U.S. Army photo/Patrick Bloodgood)

CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close the Deep Creek Bridge to traffic for 15 minute intervals Wednesday, Dec. 14, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.   

During that time, contractors will replace three sections of wood bridge railings that were damaged by vehicles. 

The work, which requires contractors to work above the bridge and from a boat below the bridge, was scheduled to create a minimal impact on traffic, as the work requires daylight for safety reasons. 

Motorists can expect lengthy delays during this time; therefore, an alternate route is advised. 

Vehicles traveling south on George Washington Highway in Deep Creek should take I-64 West to Dominion Boulevard/Veteran’s Bridge and then South on Moses Grandy Trail back to George Washington Highway.  Vehicles traveling south on Cedar Road/Moses Grandy Trail or north on George Washington Highway and need to cross the Deep Creek Bridge should take Dominion Boulevard/Veteran’s Bridge to I-64 East to George Washington Highway.                 

In the case of unfavorable weather conditions, contractors will make the repair Thursday, Dec. 15.  

Additional questions may be directed to Joel Scussel in Norfolk District's operations section at 757-201-7642.