- Associated Press - Monday, June 1, 2015

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) - A $3 million bridge project in Pittsylvania County is scheduled to be completed more than a year earlier than originally planned.

The Virginia Department of Transportation originally expected the project to take up to 18 months to complete. The Danville Register & Bee (https://bit.ly/1K2GZ7R ) reports that the department shortened the construction schedule to four months in response to residents’ concerns about the safety of a detour.

The bridge will replace the aging Cascade Bridge on Virginia Route 622 in southwestern Pittsylvania County.

Halifax VDOT manager Kenneth Martin says a contractor will be chosen this month. The department has set a Dec. 23 deadline for the bridge to open.

Martin says the department is offering a financial incentive to complete the bridge before the deadline.

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Information from: Danville Register & Bee, https://www.registerbee.com

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