Tractor-trailer crash continues to slow traffic on I-95 N in Colonial Heights

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WRIC) — The Virginia Department of Transportation have reopened several lanes of northbound traffic on Interstate 95 following a tractor-trailer crash into an overpass.

The incident happened at Southpark Boulevard in Colonial Heights.

The truck’s trailer hit the overpass at about 10:30 a.m.

The northbound right lane on I-95, the ramp from I-95 north to Southpark Boulevard and the ramp from Southpark Boulevard to I-95 are expected to remain closed overnight Friday into Saturday for bridge repairs.

The Southpark Boulevards/West Roslyn Road overpass is also closed. Drivers should use alternate routes until further notice.

As of 3:30 p.m., there was a three-mile backup on I-95 north and a one-mile backup on I-85 north.

VDOT crews inspected the bridge and found damage to the exterior beam, hence the closure.

“Following the removal of crash debris, crews determined that immediate bridge repairs are necessary for the safety of the traveling public,” said Steven McNeely, district maintenance engineer. “We will continue to inspect the overpass to determine the extent of the damage and establish a schedule for additional repairs.”

 

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