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JAMES CITY COUNTY – Starting as early as May 10, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will temporarily close a portion of the Virginia Capital Trail (VCT) at the wooden bridge located near Jamestown High School between Eagle Way and the Jamestown leg of the VCT for approximately two to three weeks for bridge deck replacement, weather permitting.As part of the bridge deck replacement, crews will be installing new bridge planks with an epoxy coating that will provide additional friction for safety of pedestrians and cyclists and will extend the life of the bridge deck. While crews will begin on-site mobilization of equipment and materials for the project starting the week of April 19, the access and use of the bridge will not be impacted until construction begins as early as May 10. All work is weather dependent and subject to change.As a safety precaution, this portion of the trail will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists for the duration of the repairs. Trail users should utilize alternate routes along the Virginia Capital Trail, including a signed detour on the Greensprings Interpretive Trail (GST). During this closure, bicycles will be temporarily permitted on the detour portion of the GST; however, cyclists should be aware that some portions of the detour route are gravel rather than paved.The Virginia Capital Trail is a 52-mile bicycle and pedestrian shared-use trail that connects Virginia’s past and present state capitals of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Richmond along Scenic Route 5.
CONTACT:Brittany McBride Nichols: 757-956-3029Media Line: 757-956-3032HamptonRoadsPublicInfo@VDOT.Virginia.gov