Route 58 work nearly complete

Published 10:00 pm Friday, March 3, 2017

Crews have replaced the 66-inch pipe under U.S. Route 58 East that was damaged during Hurricane Matthew and created a large sinkhole on the highway.

Beginning Friday, the Virginia Department of Transportation shifted traffic to the outside travel lanes on Route 58 East between the Pretlow Street Bridge and the Suffolk city line at the Blackwater Bridge, so crews could remove a temporary crossover and barrier wall.

The inside travel lanes in each direction will be closed for this work, which is expected to take two weeks.

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Upon completion, all lanes of U.S. 58 will reopen and traffic will shift back to its original pattern. All work is dependent upon weather conditions.

Motorists are asked to use extreme caution during the traffic shift. The speed limit will remain at 45 mph until work in the median is complete.