Route VA-288 Construction - November 2002

Here are 5 photos of Route VA-288 under construction, taken in November, 2002. Click the thumbnail photo for a larger photo (they range in size from 119K to 174K).

Looking south, photo of construction of the parallel VA-288 bridges over Bernards Creek. This is about 1/2 mile south of where VA-711 Huguenot Springs Trail crosses VA-288 in Powhatan County.
 
Looking south, photo of construction of the parallel VA-288 bridges over Bernards Creek. This is about 1/2 mile south of where VA-711 Huguenot Springs Trail crosses VA-288, in Powhatan 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.
Looking south, photo of construction 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 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.

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 1-1-2003)