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Posted on: April 18, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Traffic Alert - Campbell's Bridge Closed for Replacement


Drivers should follow the posted detour

Weather permitting, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close the bridge over Appomattox River Canal on University Boulevard (Route 36) in Petersburg, beginning Wednesday, April 26 for a bridge replacement project. The bridge will re-open in late Fall 2023.

Parking facilities for Patton Park and access to the Appomattox River Trail at the University Boulevard Trailhead will remain open and accessible throughout the bridge replacement project.

Drivers should follow the posted detour route, listed below:

Northbound- Take University Blvd. to N. South St., left onto W. Wythe St., left onto S. Adams St., left onto Dupuy Ave./E. River Rd., left onto Chesterfield Ave.

Southbound- Take Chesterfield Ave., right onto E. River Rd., right onto Boulevard/N. Adams St., right onto E. Washington St., right onto N. South St. to University Blvd.

Anyone with questions about the project can call VDOT’s customer service center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).

For the latest real-time traffic information or road conditions, call 511 or visit

Campbells Bridge VDOT map copy

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