Route VA-288 Construction - March 2003

Here are 11 photos of Route VA-288 under construction, taken in March, 2003. Click the thumbnail photo for a larger photo (they range in size from 88 KB to 179 KB).

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.
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. Heavy rains have caused some flooding in the fields in the flood plain of the James River.
Looking north, photo of construction of the widening of the southbound span of the VA-288 Tuckahoe Creek Bridge in Goochland County about 1/2 mile south of US-250 Broad Street Road. This is the initial 2-lane VA-288 bridge that was opened to traffic in 1997. A third lane is being added to accommodate the acceleration lane from the interchange of US-250 Broad Street Road.
Looking north, photo of construction of the widening of the southbound span of the VA-288 Tuckahoe Creek Bridge in Goochland County about 1/2 mile south of US-250 Broad Street Road. 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 west, widening of US-250 Broad Street Road, west of VA-288 interchange under construction. The 2-lane US-250 is being widened to 6 lanes divided. This is in Goochland County.
Looking east, widening of US-250 Broad Street Road, west of VA-288 interchange under construction. The unopened VA-288 overpasses under construction can be seen in the distance. The 2-lane US-250 is being widened to 6 lanes divided.
The I-64 / VA-288 three-level semi-directional interchange under construction. The steel girder placement is complete on both bridges, and reinforced concrete roadway deck construction is underway. These bridges are built on a horizontal curve, and the steel girders are of a continuous beam design and they are horizontally curved.
I-64 eastbound, approaching the VA-288 three-level semi-directional interchange under construction. The steel girder placement is complete on both bridges, and reinforced concrete roadway deck construction is underway. This is in Goochland County.
I-64 eastbound, approaching the VA-288 three-level semi-directional interchange under construction. Closer than previous photo.
I-64 eastbound, approaching the VA-288 three-level semi-directional interchange under construction. Closer than previous photo.
I-64 eastbound, approaching the VA-288 three-level semi-directional interchange under construction. Closer than previous photo. Notice the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) backwalls being constructed at the abutments. Another Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) website.

All photos taken by Scott Kozel.

Copyright 2003 by Scott Kozel. All rights reserved. Reproduction, reuse, or distribution without permission is prohibited.

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By Scott M. Kozel, Roads to the Future

(Created 5-3-2003)