New Rt. 659 bridge over Flat Swamp Creek complete

Published 4:46 pm Thursday, November 3, 2016

Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation completed a project to demolish and replace the Route 659 bridge over Flat Swamp Creek in Southampton County on Tuesday, widening the new concrete-slab bridge to 50 feet long and 27 feet wide.

Crews also replaced the guardrail and rebuilt the approach roadway to tie into the newly constructed bridge.

VDOT awarded the $1.3 million construction contract to Infrastructure and Industrial Contractors Southeast Inc. in December 2015 The project began March 7 of this year and was completed on time.

VDOT representative Tiffany Whitfield advises that motorists to visit, call 511, download VDOT’s 511 mobile app or listen to highway advisory radio station 1680 AM to stay current on traffic and travel information. Motorists can also call the traffic information line at 361-3016.