JAMES CITY-Starting November 1, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will temporarily close portions of the Virginia Capital Trail to replace a wooden bridge along the multi-use trail near Jamestown. The project will be done in two phases and will take several months to complete.
The bridge replacement project will involve the installation of new bridge planks with an epoxy coating that will provide additional friction for safety of pedestrians and cyclists and will extend the life of the bridge deck.
The first phase of the project is set to begin November 1. At that time, the bridge will be closed between mile marker 2 and the trail entrance from Deerfield Court. This section of the Virginia Capital Trail will be closed for roughly four months.
The second phase of the project will begin in winter 2022 and will extend the trail closure down to the Greensprings Interpretive Trail. The Deerfield Court entrance as well as a portion of the Virginia Capital Trail that crosses over the beaver pond and wetlands and connects to the main loop of the Greensprings Interpretive Trail will also be closed during phase two.
Pedestrians and cyclists will need to use alternative routes during these trail closures. Bicyclists will be temporarily permitted to use the Greensprings Interpretive Trail throughout the project.