Construction begins on Mount Prospect Avenue bridge in Onancock

ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. - Officials say that construction started on a bridge in Accomack County, last Monday.

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, construction began on the Mount Prospect Avenue Bridge on Monday, November 6.

Officials say that workers will be replacing the abutments at each end of the bridge, installing a new sheet pile wall at each end of the bridge and fixing steel bridge girders.

The project is set to cost $746,085 and it was awarded to McLean Contracting Inc. The project is scheduled to be completed on April 17, 2018. During the closure of the bridge, traffic is going to be detoured to the Ames Street Bridge.

Officials say that the problems were discovered because the bridge abutments and girders dropped into poor condition as was noticed during the 2014 and 2015 regular inspection cycles.

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