Route VA-288 Construction - May 2003

Here are 6 photos of Route VA-288 under construction, taken in May, 2003. Click the thumbnail photo for a larger photo (they range in size from 123 KB to 156 KB).

Route 288 construction, looking south from the Charter Colony Parkway overpass over 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 yet open to traffic. This is in Chesterfield County.
Route 288 construction, looking south from the Charter Colony Parkway overpass over 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.
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 interchange and overpass for Woolridge Road is under construction in the distance.

Looking north, heavy excavation for the construction of the VA-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, heavy excavation for the construction of the VA-288 roadways. The VA-650 River Road bridge can be seen. 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 slope to the right of the bridge, failed during recent heavy sustained rains, due to the fact that insufficient new grass was in place. The slope is being rebuilt.

All photos taken by Scott Kozel.

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

Lead article for Richmond Beltway (I-295 and VA-288)

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By Scott M. Kozel, Roads to the Future

(Created 7-1-2003)