Route VA-288 Construction - October 2004

Here are 6 photos of Virginia Route 288 under construction, taken in October, 2004. Click the thumbnail photo for a larger photo (they range in size from 126 to 182 kilobytes, with most being less than 164 kilobytes).

Route 288 construction, looking south from Lucks Lane, in Chesterfield County. Paving operations are underway on Route 288, the northbound and southbound mainline roadways have been paved with concrete pavement, the concrete Jersey Barriers were installed, and the asphalt shoulders were paved.
Route 288 construction, looking south from Lucks Lane. 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 telephoto lens exaggerates the amount of horizontal curvature on the highway, as the curve will be safe at 65 mph.
Route 288 construction, looking north from Lucks Lane, in Chesterfield County. The northbound and southbound mainline roadways have been paved with concrete pavement, the concrete Jersey Barriers were installed, and the asphalt shoulders were paved.
Route 288 construction, looking north from Lucks Lane. 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 135mm lens exaggerates the amount of horizontal curvature on the highway, as the curve will be safe at 65 mph.
Route 288 construction, looking north from the Charter Colony Parkway overpass over Route 288, in Chesterfield County. Paving operations are underway on Route 288, continuously reinforced concrete pavement was placed, and asphalt shoulders are now being placed. I have details of the concrete pavement design on my webpage Route VA-288 Construction - October 2003.
Looking north from where Charter Colony Parkway crosses Route 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 visible in the distance.

Lead article for Route VA-288 Construction - Western Section

All photos taken by Scott Kozel.

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By Scott M. Kozel, Roads to the Future

(Created 12-1-2004)