VDOT to restrict traffic on Route 460 for bridge work

Published 4:28 pm Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Bridge work scheduled to begin Aug. 18 will reduce the normally four-lane Route 460 bridge between Isle of Wight and Southampton counties to just two lanes – one eastbound and one westbound.

While Virginia Department of Transportation crews work on rehabilitating the bridge over the Blackwater River, motorists traveling eastbound will be directed to use the outside eastbound lane. From Aug. 18-25, westbound traffic will continue within the outside westbound lane between Zuni Circle and Tucker Swamp Road.

Starting on Aug. 25, westbound traffic will be shifted to the eastbound inside lane on the already-rehabilitated portion of the bridge. Eastbound traffic will continue within the outside eastboudn lane between Zuni Circle and Tucker Swamp Road.

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The new traffic patterns are expected to be in place through the remainder of summer and fall. A single reduced-width lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction on Route 460 until the project is completed.

Wide loads exceeding 10 feet 6 inches are advised to use alternate routes, such as:

To Route 460 west:

  • Turn left on Route 258;
  • Take Route 58 Business to Route 35;
  • Turn right on Route 616; and
  • Turn left on Route 460.

To Route 460 east:

  • Turn right Route 616;
  • Turn left on Route 35;
  • Follow Route 58 to Route 258; and
  • Turn right on Route 460.

Motorists are advised to use caution when using the single lanes, as workers and equipment will be entering and exiting the work zone.