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Secondary English Teacher

A private rural residential special education facility has an immediate opening for a Secondary English Teacher certificated to teach grades 9-12 English literature, grammar, and composition.  Qualified candidates must possess the ability to work effectively with ED, LD, and students in a regular tract.

Competitive salary & benefits including employer sponsored health, dental, vision, & life insurance and 401(k) retirement plan.

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and drug free work place.  Successful candidates must successfully complete a drug screening and criminal background screening.  Position open until filled.

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to:                                 

                                     Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services
                                     Attn:  Chris Thompson
                                    Job #: 2016-13
                                    E-mail:  cthompson@jacksonfeild.org

Career Opportunity

Youth Service Workers

If you are interested in making a positive impact on the lives of Virginia’s youth, then we want you to become part of our Team!  Rural Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility located in Jarratt, Virginia seeks positive role models to work directly with adolescent boys and girls in a psychiatric residential treatment program.  The Youth Service Worker is responsible for role-modeling healthy behavior, teaching life skills, administering a trauma informed behavioral support program, and leading youth in and participating in social, cultural, and recreational activities.  This position supervises youth in the residential unit and on off-campus activities and appointments.

Must possess the availability to work weekends, evenings, holidays, and nights.  Supreme flexibility required. 

Seeking candidates with Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology, Sociology or other Human Services field.   Experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

Compensation package includes 401(k) retirement plan & employer sponsored health, dental, vision & life insurance.  JBHS is a Drug Free Workplace.  Successful applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background screening.  EOE.  Positions opened until filled.

E-mail cover letter and resume to:

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services
Attn: Chris Thompson
Job # 2016-14
E-mail:cthompson@jacksonfeild.org

Governor McAuliffe Announces Workforce Grant Program

Credentials Will Open Doors to Promising, High-Demand Career Opportunities

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the launch of a new grant program designed to ensure that workforce credentials are accessible and affordable for Virginians seeking the skills they need to obtain good-paying jobs in high-demand fields.

The New Economy Workforce Industry Credentials Grant program covers 124 different community college training programsat Virginia’s Community Colleges geared toward providing workforce credentials at one-third of their former cost.

“This program establishes a first-in-the-nation performance funding formula to create and sustain a supply of credentialed workers who meet the needs identified by our business leaders,” said Governor McAuliffe. “This week’s launch is the culmination of many months of hard work by public and private sector partners, all of us working together to ensure that Virginia has a 21st century workforce with the skills and experience to compete in today’s global economy.”

Virginia’s Community Colleges consulted with Virginia businesses to develop the list of eligible credentials that can provide access to a wide variety of high-demand jobs, such as certified welder, electrician, medical records tech, computer network specialist, pharmacy tech, digital security specialist, emergency medical tech, industrial machinery mechanic, dental assistant, and commercial truck driver.  The Virginia Board of Workforce Development identified more than 170 in-demand jobs aligned with the Commonwealth’s economic development targets for which Virginians can prepare through the new workforce program.  

These are jobs that require specific skills, but not necessarily a traditional college degree. Community Colleges are making it even easier to earn workforce credentials by developing new programs and adding classes and locations for increased convenience.

“To create the skilled workforce the Commonwealth needs now and in the future, we need more options for training and credentialing that work for Virginians of all ages and life circumstances,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones.  “With the New Economy Workforce Credentials program, for the first time, we have new options for workforce training and development that promptly get trainees into the skilled labor force.”

Research indicates that these workforce credentials are in high demand across Virginia and will be for the foreseeable future. The company Burning Glass produced a recent report indicating that there were more than 175,000 job vacancies for so-called middle-skill occupations last year in Virginia – the types of jobs that typically require some type of credential. The jobs paid more than $28 per hour (or more than $58,500 per year). According to the research, the jobs went unfilled for an average period of 26 days, which is longer than the national average. As a result, Virginia businesses lost 36.4 million hours of productivity. Virginia families lost more than $1 billion in potential wages, and Virginia’s General Fund lost more than $54.3 million in revenue.

Other studies predict that Virginia will have to fill more than 1.4 million jobs over the next decade. As many as two-thirds of those positions will require postsecondary level workforce credentials.

“The New Economy Workforce Industry Credentials Grant program will be a game changer for the Commonwealth,” said Secretary of Education Dietra Trent. “The in-depth research that has gone into establishing this innovative program will help us to increase access and success in higher education, especially for some of our most underserved populations.”

Students enrolling in one of the workforce credential training programs covered by the new grants will pay only one-third of the normal cost. Program costs vary widely, depending on the length and complexity of the training. For a list of programs covered by the grants, visit this link on the VCCS website.

The maximum value of each grant is $3,000. For example, a student who enrolls in and successfully completes a grant-eligible program that normally costs $4,500 will now pay $1,500, and the grant covers $3,000 of the cost. Additional financial aid can offset that cost even further. More information is available at the workforce development offices of Virginia’s Community Colleges.

Governor McAuliffe won bipartisan support this year among Virginia lawmakers for funding to enable approximately 10,000 Virginians to receive Workforce Credentials Grants for training costs over the next two years. This unique performance-based funding model is the first in the nation. Further, it represents the first significant public funding for workforce training programs in the 50-year history of Virginia’s Community Colleges.

“These workforce credentials increasingly represent the American Dream in the 21st century,” said Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges. “Individuals earn these credentials in weeks and months, not semesters and years. Those students are often quickly employed by businesses hungry for their skills. And they accomplish all that without piling on a decade’s worth of student debt.”

About Virginia’s Community Colleges: Since 1966, Virginia’s Community Colleges have given everyone the opportunity to learn and develop the right skills so lives and communities are strengthened. By making higher education and workforce training available in every part of Virginia, we elevate all of Virginia. Together, Virginia’s Community Colleges serve approximately 400,000 students each year.  For more information, please visit www.vccs.edu. To share a story about how community colleges change lives, visit 50.vccs.edu.

Learn About Hop Production at VSU

Beginning and established hop growers and others interested in growing and supplying hops and other brewing ingredients for the craft beer industry should attend a hop workshop scheduled Aug. 10 from 8 a.m. until 12 noon on Virginia State University¹s Randolph Farm, 4415 River Road, Ettrick. Participants will learn about the needs of craft brewers, hop production in the commonwealth, hop research on varieties at VSU, and take a tour of VSU¹s hop yard. This educational workshop, free and open to the public, is limited to the first 150 registrants.  Register online at www.ext.vsu.edu.

Anyone with a disability who desires assistive devices or other accommodations to participate, please contact VSU¹s Small Farm Outreach Program Office at (804)524-5626 (800) 828-1120 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.to discuss arrangements five days before the event.

Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M.Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

“Heading Off to Nashville”

Yes I’m heading off to Nashville
Or somewhere close to there
You see I’ve now my own guitar
A birthday present beyond compare.
 
It shines so bright it hurts the eyes
Unless you’ve foster grant to shade
Yes and to the “Reunion Band” I have no choice
That my special thanks be made.
 
They are my favorite leave no doubt
And I’m only part of a long list
Now if you’ve bit seen them perform
Then you don’t know what you’ve missed.
 
Yes they sing with special clarity
And when they play don’t miss a beat
I can enjoy them hour after hour
With a soda in my lawn chair seat.
 
The whole group is very friendly
And they’ll take the time for you
Now if you have a special request
They’ll try to do that too.
 
Well they made my birthday quite special
And a lot of extra work it did make
Yet do to the fire chiefs warning
They couldn’t lite the candles on my birthday cake!
 
-Roy E. Schepp

Kids Kab Kommunity Kickback Planned

Southampton County.  On August 27 from 1 -7 pm the Kids Kab community organization will host a free Kommunity Kickback event at the Boykins Community Park in Boykins, VA.

The purpose of the Kommunity Kickback Is to provide activities for children and families in a positive atmosphere, raise awareness about Kids Kab services and programming and raise money for the organization through donations. The Kickback will encourage physical activity with a 3-Point Shootout, Around the World Shooting Contest, Free-Throw Contest, Tennis Ball Toss, 40-yard dash and will end with a kickball game. Children may also participate in bounce houses provided by Spacewalk of Suffolk. Free concessions will include hot dogs and hamburgers, waters, Gatorades, juice boxes and healthy choice baked chips. At the end of the event each child will receive a bag of school supplies to include pens, pencils, highlighters, erasers, and more. “It is my goal to keep kids mobile and motivated,” said Charles Cooper, Executive Director, “free school supplies and physical activity are two ways that we can do that.”

Donations will be accepted at the gate and Kids Kab t-shirts will be available for purchase. Local churches are providing donations of concession items. The organization is accepting school supplies donations as well. More information is available by emailing info@kidskab.org. To learn more about Kids Kab, please visit www.kidskab.org.

Fermentation 101

The Emporia Greensville Cooperative Extension recently presented a workshop on fermentation.

The two part class first met in June to learn about the fermentation process from Eric Bowen, the area Food Safety Agent.  While the process was explained with a decent amount of detail, there was also some hands-on learning involved.

After the process was explained, the group started to work on Sauerkraut.

    

Twenty-five pounds of fresh, local cabbage was shredded and mixed with canning salt.

After all of the cabbage was shredded and salted, it was packed into a stoneware crock and weighted down.

    

The crock was left to sit and let nature do her work for four weeks.

When the group met again in July, the sauerkraut had completely fermented.  The finished product was tart and slightly sweet. Most of the finished sauerkraut was packed into jars to be kept in the refrigerator, but several jars were hot water processed, making them shelf stable.

    

Virginia Producers Reminded of Nearing Deadline to Submit Nominations for Farm Service Agency County Committees

RICHMOND, VA, July 25, 2016 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Virginia Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Dr. Jewel Hairston Bronaugh, today reminded farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that they have until

Aug. 1, 2016, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees.

"The August 1 deadline to submit nominations is quickly approaching,” said Dr. Bronaugh.

"If you’ve been considering nominating a candidate or nominating yourself to serve on your local county committee, I encourage you to go to your county office right now to submit that nomination form. I especially encourage the nomination of beginning farmers and ranchers, as well as women and minorities. This is your opportunity to have a say in how federal programs are delivered in your county.”

FSA county committees help local farmers through their decisions on commodity price support loans, conservation programs and disaster programs, and by working closely with county executive directors.

To be eligible to hold office as a county committee member, individuals must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and live in the local administrative area where they are running. A complete list of eligibility requirements, more information and nomination forms are available at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.

All nominees must sign the nomination form FSA-669A. All nomination forms for the 2016 election must be postmarked or received in the local USDA Service Center by close of business on Aug. 1, 2016. Ballots will be mailed to eligible voters by Nov. 7 and are due back to the local USDA Service Centers on Dec. 5. The newly elected county committee members will take office Jan. 1, 2017.

Since 2009, USDA has worked to strengthen and support American agriculture, an industry that supports one in 11 American jobs, provides American consumers with more than 80 percent of the food we consume, ensures that Americans spend less of their paychecks at the grocery store than most people in other countries, and supports markets for homegrown renewable energy and materials. USDA has also provided $5.6 billion in disaster relief to farmers and ranchers; expanded risk management tools with products like Whole Farm Revenue Protection; and helped farm businesses grow with $36 billion in farm credit. The Department has engaged its resources to support a strong next generation of farmers and ranchers by improving access to land and capital; building new markets and market opportunities; and extending new conservation opportunities. USDA has developed new markets for rural-made products, including more than 2,500 biobased products through USDA's BioPreferred program; and invested $64 billion in infrastructure and community facilities to help improve the quality of life in rural America. For more information, visit www.usda.gov/results.

Ready, Set, Go-- to the Library

The Meherrin Regional Library System invites you to join us for Uncle Henry’s Animals with Class on Thursday, July 28th.  This fun and educational show will feature animals and interesting facts about their habitats.  This program will be held at 10:30 am at the Brunswick County Library, Lawrenceville, and 2:00 pm at the Richardson Memorial Library, Emporia. 

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip is the Monday Morning Movie of the day on Monday, August 1st.  This movie is rated PG and is 92 minutes long.  The movie will be shown at 10:30 am at the Brunswick County Library, Lawrenceville, and the Richardson Memorial Library, Emporia.  Snacks are welcomed.  Children under the age of 10 must be supervised.

Shows begin promptly and seating is limited to a first come basis.  For more information contact the Brunswick County Library 434-848-2418, ext. 301, the Richardson Library at 434-634-2539, or visit www.meherrinlib.org.

In Miami, Tim Kaine Joins the Democratic Ticket

At a rally in Miami on Saturday, Hillary Clinton introduced her running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, one of the most qualified vice presidential candidates in history. She applauded his lifelong commitment to public service: his work with missionaries in Honduras; as a civil rights lawyer and his leadership as city council member, mayor of Richmond, Governor of Virginia, and U.S. Senator. Throughout his career, he has brought people together to deliver for those he represents. “And that’s why I am so thrilled to announce that my running mate is a man who doesn’t just share those values, he lives them.” Clinton said.

Kaine agreed with Clinton that we must build an economy for all, not just those at the top and that when Americans stand together we are stronger together. “And I know that because Hillary knows that we’re stronger together; we’re stronger when we work together, when we grow together, when we pull together […] So I could not be any more honored to stand by Hillary’s side in this very important campaign.” Kaine said.

Hunt Brothers® Pizza Now Open In Emporia, Virginia

 New CornerStone Market convenience store is open, serves fresh pizza to Emporia residents

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (July 22, 2016)– Hunt Brothers Pizza, the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry, is pleased to announce it has opened its first Emporia, Virginia, location. Serving fresh pizza and more to local Emporia residents, Hunt Brothers Pizza is available at the new 24-hour CornerStone Market BP convenience store.

The Hunt Brothers Pizza at CornerStone Market offers a wide variety of hot, fresh products, including original and thin crust pizzas with up to 10 toppings for no extra charge, Breakfast Pizza, Wings, WingBites® and its latest menu item, Cheesebread and Marinara Dipping Sauce. Throughout the year, Hunt Brothers Pizza also introduces specialty flavors, like Buffalo Chicken Pizza and Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza, that are only available for a limited time.

Made with quality ingredients and offering meals and snacks for all parts of the day, Hunt Brothers Pizza is the perfect solution for an easy dinner during the workweek or for a quick bite to eat as residents of Emporia travel through town.

    

“We are excited to introduce Hunt Brothers Pizza to Emporia and pleased to offer the community a new, local convenience store with food options to serve their needs,” said Alan Cooke, District Manager of Pizza Wholesale of Lexington, Inc., a distributor of Hunt Brothers Pizza. “There is much to look forward to as we welcome this new location to the Hunt Brothers Pizza family. Above all, we are eager to begin serving the community with delicious pizza.”

Emporia residents can expect a grand opening celebration toward the end of the summer with free Hunt Brothers Pizza samples and more once Subway is open for business.

Hunt Brothers Pizza is a family owned and operated business that is very much grounded in faith. The company is dedicated to running the organization according to its Guiding Principles: Place God first in all we do, Be a blessing to people, Trust God to meet our needs, Strive for excellence.

CornerStone Market is a new company owned by Clint Slate, Chris Slate, Billy Slate and Stratford Ward.  Clint, Chris and Billy Slate are the owners of Slate and Spivey Inc., a third generation family owned general contractor.  Slate and Spivey was founded in 1944 and is the general contractor for this project.  The other partner, Stratford Ward, is the owner of Little Oil Company of Richmond, Virginia, a family business operated for 95 years.  Little Oil Company is a third generation oil distributor that supplies fuel to over 100 convenience store owners in Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland.  Jill Slate and Stratford Ward, owners of CornerStone Subway are planning for the Subway opening later in the summer.

Click and Print this coupon for Buy One Get One Free Ice Cream Cones for dessert on Pizza Night!

Pleasant Hill Christian Church Revival and Homecoming

GASBURG ~ Beginning Sunday, July 24, the Pleasant Hill Christian Church located at 175 Ankum Road in Gasburg, Virginia will hold its Annual Homecoming and Revival services.  The special Homecoming service will begin at 9:00 a.m. with Bible School for all ages followed by a special Homecoming worship service at 10:00 a.m.  Following the worship service on Sunday, food and fellowship will be shared at a luncheon in the PHCC Family Life Center.  Revival services will continue nightly, July 24-28, Sunday-Thursday at 7:30 p.m. After the Thursday evening worship service, everyone is invited to gather in the Family Life Center for ice cream and fellowship in conclusion of this special Revival event.

The Guest Evangelist for these services will be Robert “Bob” Moulden. Bob is a native of Gerrardstown, West Virginia. His family moved to Virginia in 1956 and he graduated from Clarke County High School in Berryville, VA in 1965. He enrolled in Roanoke Bible College, (Now Mid-Atlantic Christian University in Elizabeth City, NC), in 1969 and graduated in 1973. While in college Bob traveled and sang with “The Spokesmen Quartet”, conducting numerous youth revivals and crusades. From January 1974 until August 1979 he ministered with the Museville Christian Church near Chatham, VA.  In September 1979 Bob became Minister of Plymouth Church of Christ in Plymouth, NC where he served until his retirement on September 7, 2014. In addition to his ministry in Plymouth, Bob has preached numerous revivals, and been involved in mission work and music ministry. He married the former Denise Modlin of Roper, NC in 1973. They have three daughters, two sons-in-law, and five grandchildren.

You will be enriched and enlightened by Bob’s messages from God’s Word.  There will also be some outstanding special music brought to us each evening by a variety of singers and musicians at 7:00 p.m. prior to the service and also just prior to the messages.

The ministers, Greg Hand and Rob Tromm, and the members of Pleasant Hill Christian Church cordially invite everyone to attend.  If you have any questions, please call the church office at 434.577.2463.

2016 New Student Orientation at SVCC

New Student Orientation (NSO) will take place on both main campuses of Southside Virginia Community College in August. New students, parents, and mentors are encouraged to attend an NSO closest to them!  Students will learn about SVCC services, tour the campus, complete the enrollment process, and get a Student ID card. A variety of dates and times are offered to make this informative event convenient for our newest SVCC Panthers!

New Student Orientation Dates Fall 2016:

August 4th    5:30 PM        Christanna Campus located in Alberta, VA

August 5th         10:00 AM     John H. Daniel Campus located in Keysville, VA

August 18th    5:30 PM       John H. Daniel Campus located in Keysville, VA    

 August 19th 10:00 AM      Christanna Campus located in Alberta, VA

*Please check in with Student Services when you arrive on campus*

 

The New Student Orientation program is hosted by Student Services on each campus of SVCC. For additional information about the New Student Orientation experience please call Le’Tina Giles Student, Activities Coordinator at 434-736-2023. New students may also visit the NSO website at www.southside.edu/orientation.

Found Dog

    

Boxer found at P&S Transportation (formerly Grayson Mitchell Inc). Female, very friendly. Call 434-594-5891.

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July is Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

As auto thefts spike in summer, the VSP HEAT program reminds motorists to take a layered approach to auto theft prevention

RICHMOND, Va.— July is Vehicle Theft Prevention Month, an opportune time for the Virginia State Police Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) program to remind motorists to take their keys or take their chances.

According to the 2015 Crime in Virginia report, 40 percent of the 8,103 motor vehicle thefts reported to VSP in 2015 occurred between June and September. July had the most motor vehicle thefts (909), with August (879), September (746) and June (721) following closely behind.

The consensus among law enforcement is that a significant number of vehicles reported stolen have the keys inside. The HEAT program teaches a three-layered approach to auto theft prevention, and taking your keys is part of Layer 1. While this advice may seem like common sense to many, it’s a recommendation that often falls on deaf ears.

“You should never leave keys in an unattended vehicle,” said First Sgt. Steve Hall, HEAT program coordinator said. “You’d be amazed at the number of people who walk away from their vehicles, engines running, windows down. You want to make it more difficult for thieves, not easier.”

HEAT Special Agent Peter Lazear agrees. “Put as many barriers as you can between yourself and a potential theft,” he said. “After taking your keys, Layer 2 encourages motorists to install audible or visible deterrents, such as VIN etching.”

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) etching is a process in which a vehicle’s 17-digit, federally assigned VIN is permanently marked into a vehicle’s exterior auto glass.

“The theory with VIN etching,” Lazear said, “is if someone were to steal your car, they couldn’t sell it for parts until removing or replacing the auto glass, which can be costly.”

The HEAT program conducts several no-cost VIN etching events each year. Find a list of events at HEATreward.com.

The final layer of auto theft prevention encourages motorists to use technology, including immobilizing and tracking devices, to aid in prevention.

“There’s a lot of technology readily available,” Lazear said. “And just the thought that you might have a tracking device on your car could deter a thief.”

VCU Health CMH Offering $25.00 Sports Physical

VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital is currently offering a sports physical for $25.00 per person at CMH Health and Wellness located at 412 Bracey Lane in South Hill.  Parents can call the CMH Health and Wellness office at (434) 774-2541 to schedule an appointment.  Parents are required to pay $25.00 per child in cash (correct change) at the time of servicebecause insurance is not accepted at this location. 

The sports physical will be completed by a licensed Nurse Practitioner and will include the following:  height, weight, vision screening and physical examination.

Again correct change of exactly $25.00 must be presented at the time of the physical, if you have any other questions or concerns, please call (434) 774-2541 or email Jackie Daniel, DNP, Health and Wellness Manager at jacquelin.daniel@vcuhealth.org.

Upcoming Events at the Virginia Cooperative Estension

All workshops FREE unless noted. Take note, many events have registration deadlines. If you have any questions or wish to sign up for a class, contact the Greensville/Emporia Extension Office at 434-348-4223.

*NEW:Jul 5, 12, 19, 26: 1:00-3:00PM: Master Gardener Help Desk. The Master Gardeners will be at the Greensville/Emporia Extension Office at 105 Oak Street in Emporia every Tuesday in July

Aug 8th: 4-H Jr. Summer Camp. The 4-H Jr. Summer Camp will be August 8th-12th at the beautiful Airfield 4-H Educational Center in Wakefield, VA. 4-H camp is open to all youth ages 9-13. The cost of camp is $210. A non-refundable $40.00 deposit is due at sign-up. We accept check, money order and cash in the exact amount (we do not keep change in the office). Scholarship applications are available in request. For more information, call 434-348-4223 or stop by the Greensville/Emporia Extension Office at 105 Oak Street in Emporia.

Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments.

INSTALLATION OF CONCRETE BARRIER WALLS ON I-95 Bridge Replacement PROJECT over the Meherrin River

Scheduled lane closures to start next week

EMPORIA – Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) have scheduled road work southbound on I-95 over the Meherrin River. For the next two weeks, beginning Sunday, June 12, 2016, until Friday June 24, 2016 crews will begin the installation of the concrete barrier walls. Traffic will be reduced to single-lane closures north of the Exit 11 (Route 58)ramp. This single-lane closure will start Sundays beginning at 6:30 p.m. and extend until Fridays at 5 a.m. No work will take place on weekends. Portable changeable message signs are in place to alert motorists of the single-lane closures. 

The I-95 Bridge Replacement Project has been underway since January 2016 and is scheduled for completion in October 2019. The project will replace the two bridges, to include realignment of the south bridge and installation of storm water facilities.  All construction work is dependent upon weather conditions. Please drive with caution at all times through the work zone.

During construction there will be intermittent traffic shifts and single-lane closures throughout the duration of the project. For the majority of the project, two lanes of traffic will be maintained. To learn more, please visit http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/i95_bridge_replacement.asp

Motorists are encouraged to visit www.va511.org, call 511, listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680 AM or call the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016 for current traffic and travel information. 

VDOT URGES MOTORISTS TO OBEY ROUTE 301 BRIDGE TRAFFIC AND DETOUR SIGNS

Virginia State Police to begin enforcement for reckless driving.

GREENSVILLE COUNTY – Safety is the biggest priority for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), and the Hampton Roads District is urging motorists to obey all traffic and detour signs posted around the Route 301 Southbound Bridge Replacement Project in Greensville County.  Recently, drivers have been observed traveling the wrong way over the Route 301 Northbound Bridge to avoid the construction detour, resulting in several near-collisions.

Beginning today, January 4, 2016, Virginia State Police will step up enforcement near the bridge and issue reckless driving citations to motorists exhibiting dangerous driving patterns.  Drivers traveling southbound will use I-95 as the detour around the bridge closure.

The Route 301 Bridge Replacement Project is currently on schedule for completion in summer 2017.  The old bridge has been demolished, and crews are currently working on building the new bridge approaches.   For more information, please visit VDOT’s project website:

http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/rte_301_bridge.asp

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