UPDATE: Friday, August 12, 7:10 a.m. — According to VDOT, all lanes have been reopened and backups are clear.
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — There were heavy backups reaching up to six miles on Interstate 95 in Chesterfield County due to road repairs in the area throughout the morning and into the evening hours Thursday, August 11.
According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, the backup looked to span from Woods Edge Road (620) to about a mile after World War II Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 288).
VDOT said the left and center lanes of I-95 north near Route 288 were closed for emergency repairs Thursday until further notice. According to VDOT, there is also pothole repair maintenance ongoing in the area.
A representative for VDOT, Melanie Stokes, said the heavy rainfall Wednesday night played a part in the need for road repairs.
“The pavement has stripped away and needs to be replaced.,” Stokes said. “VDOT’s goal is to have all lanes reopened by sometime Friday morning.”
Delays are expected, and VDOT said to use alternate routes when possible.
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