Route VA-288 Construction - June 2002 - Photos 4-6

Here are photos of Route VA-288 under construction, taken in early June, 2002.


Above, looking north, heavy excavation for the construction of the VA-288 roadways. Large backhoes and large dump trucks are being used to excavate this cut. There will be a major earthwork cut in this area, for the highway mainline roadways that descend downgrade to the James River Bridge. VA-650 River Road will cross VA-288 on a bridge, and the bridge is being built as can be seen in the middle of the photo; and River Road is temporarily closed at that point so that the overpass bridge can be constructed in the same location as the existing road. This is in Goochland County.


Above, looking north, heavy excavation for the construction of the VA-288 roadways. This photo was taken from the same vantage point as the previous photo, but it was taken with a 135mm (2.7x) telephoto lens, instead of the 50mm (1.0x) regular lens used previously. The River Road bridge construction can be seen; its abutments, piers and beams have been placed.


Above, widening of US-250 Broad Street Road, west of VA-288 interchange under construction. The VA-288 overpasses under construction can be seen in the distance. The 2-lane US-250 is being widened to 6 lanes divided.

Copyright 2002 by Scott Kozel, and all photos taken by same. All rights reserved.

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By Scott M. Kozel, Roads to the Future

(Created 8-1-2002)