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Sumerduck Road bridge scheduled to reopen Friday

Thursday, May. 21 | By Mark Grandstaff | Google+
The old Sumerduck Run bridge. - Courtesy of VDOT
The bridge over Sumerduck Run on Sumerduck Road, or Route 651, will re-open to traffic on Friday after months of demolition and construction work.

The bridge is scheduled to open after pavement marks are placed on the pavement. If inclement weather prevents workers from marking the pavement, the road will reopen with caution signs, and the markings will be placed on May 26 with traffic flagged through the work area.

The new bridge is 30 feet wide, almost 10 feet wider than the previous Sumerduck Run bridge, according to VDOT.

This marks the end of a $3.1 million job that started last August. The bridge, which had stood since 1933, was destroyed and replaced. According to VDOT's website, construction cost $2.2 million, right of way acquisition cost $127,000, and engineering cost $687,000 for this project.

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