Route 895 Construction - June 2002 - Photos 20-23
Here are 4 photos of Route 895, taken on June 22, 2002.
Above, I'm standing on the VA-5 New Market Road overpass, looking east onto Route 895. The barrels channel the traffic onto the Laburnum Avenue exit, since the westbound roadway will temporarily end at Laburnum Avenue until the westbound Route 895 James River Bridge opens. The previous page shows the transition into the Laburnum Avenue exit.
On this section, soil was excavated, and stabilization material was placed over the area, with a layer of over 3 feet of heavy crushed stone about the grade of railroad ballast. This whole section is a "bathtub" where the highway goes through a deep excavation cut below the water table, and a deep enough stone structure was placed so that it would resist the hydrostatic pressure of the underground water, and there are extensive underdrains to drain water from the layer of stone so that the roadway structure will stay dry. A layer of aggregate base course was placed over the layers of heavy crushed stone, and asphalt roadway was placed on top of the aggregate base.
More details of this "bathtub" are here - Route 895 Construction - July 2001 - Photos 1-4, and here - Route 895 Construction - August 2001 - Photos 11-16, and here - Route 895 Construction - September 2001 - Photos 1-4.
Above, I'm standing on the VA-5 overpass, looking east onto Route 895.
Above, I'm standing on the Willson Road overpass, looking west onto Route 895. The overpass in the distance is VA-5 New Market Road.
Above, I'm standing on the Willson Road overpass, looking east onto Route 895.
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By Scott M. Kozel,Roads to the Future