Construction to replace the Route 23 bridges over North Fork Holston River in Weber City is anticipated to begin late fall and be completed by November 2018. The bridges carry approximately 24,000 vehicles per day.
Michelle Earl, communications manager with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) says the utilities in the vicinity of the bridge are being moved in preparation for the project. VDOT officials estimate the cost to replace the bridge is $8.6 million and will take two years to complete.
With the first real — if not too terribly serious — winter storm predicted to move across the region on Wednesday, VDOT work crews stand ready in Southwest Virginia.
The new traffic signals that include a flashing yellow arrow will be installed at a dozen locations starting in October, the Virginia Department of Transportation's Bristol District announced on Monday.