Route VA-288 Construction - December 2002

Here are 12 photos of Route VA-288 under construction, taken in December, 2002. Click the thumbnail photo for a larger photo (they range in size from 109K to 183K).

Looking north, VA-288 under construction just north of the Lucks Lane overpass over VA-288 in Chesterfield County.
Looking north, VA-288 under construction just north of the Lucks Lane overpass over VA-288 in Chesterfield County. 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 northbound mainline concrete roadway is about to be constructed, and the completed northbound roadway is actually a collector-distributor roadway.
Looking south from just south of where Charter Colony Parkway crosses VA-288. Visible in the distance, is the north end of the completed VA-288 section from VA-76 to north of Lucks Lane. The completed portion visible here is north of Lucks Lane and is not open to traffic.
Looking north from where Charter Colony Parkway crosses VA-288. Heavy grading is under construction for the mainline of VA-288.
Looking north from where Charter Colony Parkway crosses VA-288. Heavy grading is under construction for the mainline of VA-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 huge Euclid trucks are essentially a huge dump truck that is utilized in the heavy excavation work; large front-end loaders excavate soil from a cut section, and deposit it into the Euclid truck, and it is trucked to the location where it is deposited for fill material. The interchange for Woolridge Road is under construction in the distance.
Looking south, photo of construction just north of the VA-288 James River Bridge. The north end of the bridge can be seen through the trees in the center of the photo. This side of the river is in Goochland County, and the other side is in Powhatan County.
Looking south, photo of construction of the large earthwork cut just north of the VA-288 James River Bridge. The north end of the bridge can be seen through the trees at the right edge of the photo. This side of the river is in Goochland County, and the other side is in Powhatan County. These 5 pictures with snow on the ground, were taken on a day near the end of December.
Looking south, photo of construction of the large earthwork cut just north of the VA-288 James River Bridge. 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, heavy excavation for the construction of the VA-288 roadways. Large backhoes and large dump trucks are being used to excavate this cut. There is a major earthwork cut in this area, for the highway mainline roadways that descend downgrade to the James River Bridge about 1/4 mile to the right of where I am standing. VA-650 River Road crosses VA-288 on a new overpass bridge. This is in Goochland County.
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 can be seen.
Looking south from the VA-650 River Road overpass, photo of construction of the large earthwork cut just north of the VA-288 James River Bridge, with the completed river bridges visible in the distance. This side of the river is in Goochland County, and the other side is in Powhatan County.
The 4-lane overpass bridge for VA-6 Patterson Avenue is under construction over VA-288's mainline roadway construction. Notice the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) backwalls being constructed at the abutments. VA-6 will have a cloverleaf interchange with VA-288, and VA-6 is a 4-lane arterial that has a 2-lane temporary roadway to carry its traffic through the interchange construction area. This is in Goochland County. Another Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) website.

All photos taken by Scott Kozel.

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By Scott M. Kozel, Roads to the Future

(Created 2-1-2003)