Mayo Bridge closed for flood wall testing this Saturday and Sunday between 7AM-2PM

May 31, 2024 | by

From RVA H2O:

Our annual floodwall inspection begins on Saturday, June 1st!

From next Saturday through Friday, June 7th our crews will practice closing (and opening!) all 19 closures north and south of the James River, including two days of work testing and maintaining the doors on Mayo Bridge.

Mayo Bridge (the 14th Street Bridge) will be closed on Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd to through traffic from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm each day.

Need to detour across the James? Might we suggest the 9th Street Bridge just upstream? Or the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge if you were looking to enjoy a walk or bike ride with James River views?

However, if you want to access Mayo Island between 7:00 am and 2:00 pm on Saturday or Sunday, you still can—you just can’t cross Mayo Bridge fully as it’ll be closed halfway across.

On Saturday (June 1st) we’ll be testing the Floodwall along the southern end of Mayo Bridge, so you can access the 14th Street Takeout and Mayo Island from the north (Shockoe Slip/downtown), but can’t cross into Manchester between 7:00 am and 2:00 pm.

On Sunday (June 2nd) we’ll be testing the Floodwall along the northern side of Mayo Bridge, closer to Shockoe Slip, downtown, and Dock Street. During this time, you can access Mayo Island from the south (Manchester), but can’t cross into Shockoe Slip between 7:00 am and 2:00 pm.

A couple of other important road closures for our Floodwall testing during the first week of June include:
— Byrd Street at 12th Street on Wednesday, June 5th between 8:00 am and 10:00 am;
— Dock Street between 18th Street and 21st Street on Wednesday, June 5th between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm; and
— East Cary Street at 21st Street on Friday, June 7th between 7:00 am and 2:00 pm

Thank you so much—as always—for your patience as we maintain Richmond’s infrastructure!

And if you’re still reading because you’re fascinated by the Floodwall like us, you may enjoy knowing that the 19 closures include:
— 6 roadway closures
— 6 railway closures
— 2 combined roadway and railway closures
— 1 Kanawha Canal closure
— 4 pedestrian closures (with two doors at each)

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