Route VA-288 Construction - April 2004

Here are 8 photos of Route VA-288 under construction, taken in April 2004. Click the thumbnail photo for a larger photo (they range in size from 89 to 186 kilobytes, and most are less than 165 kilobytes).

Looking south from the overpass where US-60 Midlothian Turnpike crosses Route 288. Paving operations are underway on Route 288, with placement of the layer of aggregate base stone, with an asphalt stabilized open graded drainage layer on top of the aggregate base. Concrete pavement will placed on top of the asphalt stabilized open graded drainage layer. I have details of the concrete pavement design on my webpage Route VA-288 Construction - October 2003.
Looking south from the overpass where US-60 Midlothian Turnpike crosses Route 288. 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 Route 288 overpasses over the Norfolk-Southern Railway are visible in the distance. At this interchange area, Route 288 will have two mainline 2-lane roadways and two collector-distributor 2-lane roadways, and the interchange will be a full cloverleaf design.
Looking north from the overpass where US-60 Midlothian Turnpike crosses Route 288. Paving operations are underway on Route 288, with placement of the layer of aggregate base stone, with an asphalt stabilized open graded drainage layer on top of the aggregate base. Concrete pavement will placed on top of the asphalt stabilized open graded drainage layer. This section will have two mainline 2-lane roadways, and will have two 2-lane collector-distributor (C-D) roadways to serve the cloverleaf interchange. 
Looking north from the overpass where US-60 Midlothian Turnpike crosses Route 288. 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.
Looking north, about 1/2 mile north of the James River, paving is underway on both Route 288 roadways. The VA-650 River Road bridge can be seen. This is in Goochland County, about 1/2 mile north of the James River.
Looking north, 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.
I-64 eastbound, approaching the completed and opened Route 288 three-level semi-directional interchange. This is in Goochland County.
I-64 eastbound, approaching the Route 288 three-level semi-directional interchange. Closer than previous photo.

Lead article for Route VA-288 Construction - Western Section

All photos taken by Scott Kozel.

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By Scott M. Kozel, Roads to the Future

(Created 6-1-2004)