(WRIC) — As part of a construction project, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close the Benjamin Harrison Bridge over the James River overnight from 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 through 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18. The closure will be in place to hoist new elevators for the elevator replacement project.
Local drivers are encouraged to use the posted detour:
- Take Jordan Point Road (Route 106/156) south to Route 10 west. Take Interstate 295 north to Route 5 (Exit 22A) back to Jordan Point Road (Route 106/156).
Through travelers can use Interstates 295 and 64 or the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry as alternate routes to the Hampton Roads area.
The lift span will remain open during closures to allow marine traffic passage. For more information about the Benjamin Harrison Bridge improvement projects, visit here.