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Possum Hollow repairs to be done next week

Repairs to the Possum Hollow Road bridge are expected to be completed around the middle of next week, a Virginia Department of Transportation official said Monday.
Resident Engineer David Clarke told Pulaski County Board of Supervisors the department had to construct a form under the bridge to repair the cement decking because the 18-inch hole was completely through the deck.
An inspection revealed other weak areas that also had to be repaired. “We had to do more than an 18-inch spot,” he said.
Clarke said it is possible the repairs will be completed even earlier than expected. However, he noted it takes a while for the cement to harden enough to handle traffic.
He said he doesn’t anticipate any change in the bridge’s 15-ton weight limit.
Possum Hollow Road is closed to through traffic until the repairs are completed. In the meantime, traffic is being detoured onto Interstate 81 between exits 94 and 98.
For updated traffic information, call 511 or log onto www.511virginia.org.

Possum Hollow repairs to be done next week

Repairs to the Possum Hollow Road bridge are expected to be completed around the middle of next week, a Virginia Department of Transportation official said Monday.
Resident Engineer David Clarke told Pulaski County Board of Supervisors the department had to construct a form under the bridge to repair the cement decking because the 18-inch hole was completely through the deck.
An inspection revealed other weak areas that also had to be repaired. “We had to do more than an 18-inch spot,” he said.
Clarke said it is possible the repairs will be completed even earlier than expected. However, he noted it takes a while for the cement to harden enough to handle traffic.
He said he doesn’t anticipate any change in the bridge’s 15-ton weight limit.
Possum Hollow Road is closed to through traffic until the repairs are completed. In the meantime, traffic is being detoured onto Interstate 81 between exits 94 and 98.
For updated traffic information, call 511 or log onto www.511virginia.org.