VDOT: Cold weather stops concrete pothole repairs

VDOT: Cold weather stops concrete pothole repairs

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A motorist drives along a street near a large water-filled pothole Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, in Trenton, N.J. Recent snow and ice storms have caused potholes throughout the region. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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WVEC.com

Posted on February 17, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Updated Sunday, Feb 17 at 6:13 PM

NORFOLK--The cold weather is slowing down some pothole repairs.

VDOT officials say potholes that require concrete are not being fixed because of the freezing temperatures.

Crews have suspended work on I-264 east between the Claiborne Avenue overpass and the Broad Creek Bridge. This weekend, Curtis Contracting performed concrete repairs in that area, but stopped as the temperatures dropped Saturday night.

If the weather improves, pothole repairs are expected to resume Monday, Feb. 18, through Thursday, Feb. 21, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

VDOT officials say drivers should avoid the 264 east stretch. If possible, plan to use an alternate route, such as the I-64 High Rise Bridge. In addition, the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge in Chesapeake can be used as a tolled alternate route.  For the latest information, you can visit VDOT’s 511 traffic information site.

Pothole repairs that do not require concrete did continue Sunday. Crews were repairing areas on 1-64, I-264 and I-564, using a hot-mix asphalt pothole patching. The work caused traffic to backup for a couple hours.
 

 

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