YORK COUNTY –Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) bridge maintenance crews have scheduled multiple traffic stops at the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge (Route 17) for Wednesday, October 23, 2013, between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Traffic will be stopped briefly in both the north- and southbound lanes of the bridge for up to 15 minutes. During the stops, the bridge span will not open; only the gates will be lowered. Maritime traffic will not be impacted.
The traffic stops are necessary to allow crews to perform routine maintenance that includes greasing bridge mechanisms.
These scheduled maintenance activities are weather dependent, and VDOT will announce any changes to the proposed schedule as they occur. VDOT attempts to schedule maintenance during travel periods when traffic volumes are lower, to reduce impact to motorists.
Motorists are encouraged to visit www.511virginia.org , call 511 or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680 AM or call the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016 for current traffic and travel information.