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Lindsey Bridge Inspection Could Cause Traffic Delays in Moundsville

Photo by Scott McCloskey The Lindsey Bridge in Moundsville will get a routine inspection Wednesday and Thursday, which will force lane closures in the area on W.Va. 2.

MOUNDSVILLE — Motorists traveling on W.Va. 2 on the south end of Moundsville Wednesday, and Thursday should expect possible delays throughout both days. Crews will perform an inspection of the Lindsey Bridge, according to the West Virginia Division of Highways.

Lane closures are scheduled to occur from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday in both the northbound and southbound lanes in the vicinity of the bridge, which is just south of the Kroger Plaza near the turnoff to Roberts Ridge Road.

Crews will perform what is considered “routine” inspection on the structure that spans above Grave Creek in Moundsville near the Ohio River, according to DOH District 6 Engineer Tony Clark.

“It’s a four-lane bridge with wide shoulders and they will have closures in place,” Clark commented.

Clark expects traffic will be narrowed to one lane on each side in that area — as crews usually set up an inspection truck on the slow lane and shoulder of the highway while they access the underside of the bridge to perform the inspection work. Clark expects the partial lane closures will “work fine” for that section of town while the inspections are performed.

Motorists should reduce speed and expect delays in the area of the bridge throughout the inspection. Inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances could change the project schedule, according to the DOH.

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