Route VA-288 Construction - October 2002

Here are 5 photos of Route VA-288 under construction, taken in mid-October, 2002. Click the thumbnail photo for a larger photo (they range in size from 124K to 168K).

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.

The 4-lane overpass bridge for VA-711 Huguenot Trail under construction over VA-288's construction. Notice the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) backwalls being constructed at the abutments. VA-711 will have a diamond interchange with VA-288. This is in Powhatan County.

Looking north, standing near the VA-711 Huguenot Trail overpass construction. VA-288 roadways under construction are visible, and aggregate base course has been placed on the northbound roadway. The completed twin 3,642-foot-long bridges over the James River are visible in the distance, along with the large earthwork cut under construction just north of the river, and the VA-650 River Road overpass is visible at the very limit of the visible construction. South of the river is in Powhatan County, and north of the river is in Goochland County.

The 4-lane overpass bridge for VA-6 Patterson Avenue under construction over VA-288's construction. Notice the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) backwalls being constructed at the abutments. VA-6 will have a cloverleaf interchange with VA-288. This is in Goochland County.

All photos by Scott Kozel.

Copyright 2002 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 12-1-2002)