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Sherri Tombarge
Editorial Services
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Lexington, VA 24450

Repairs to Close Bridge on North VMI Post

LEXINGTON, Va., June 1, 2011 – Repairs to the Anderson Drive bridge over Woods Creek on the Virginia Military Institute post will close the bridge to traffic in June and early July. The bridge will be closed June 1 and is expected to remain closed until July 6.

Main street access to the Parade Ground and surrounding buildings will be unaffected.

Access to the North Post area, including Patchin Field, Gray-Minor Stadium, and the rifle range, as well as the Anderson Drive residences, will be via Saunders Drive from Jordan’s Point.  Barricades that have closed Saunders Drive during construction of VMI’s Military Leadership Field Training Grounds in the North Post area will remain open while the bridge is being repaired to allow access to that part of post.

However, access to the North Post area during this period will be limited to Anderson Drive residents, emergency vehicles, and maintenance and construction vehicles.  The parking lot at Patchin Field will not be open for use during this period.

The repairs are a joint effort of VMI and the Virginia Department of Transportation.

 –VMI–