Both lanes of the Route 208 Bridge have reopened as the two-year, $4.8 million rehabilitation project nears completion nearly two months ahead of schedule.
Last week, the Virginia Department of Transportation contractors removed the timed, temporary signal which has directed the flow of traffic during the project and the concrete safety barriers that lined the middle of the bridge.
Tina Bundy, VDOT spokesperson, said a recent walk through of the project identified miscellaneous punch list items that need to be completed by contractors before the project can be accepted by the state agency.
She said that while all lanes were reopened, there would be periodic land closures during daytime hours while contractors complete the punch list.
Drivers should continue to use caution when approaching the bridge.
The project, which began in the fall of 2010 and was originally scheduled to be completed by the end of December 2012, is expected to be completed later this month.