Construction on Charlottesville's Jefferson Park Avenue Bridge is coming to an end, after slow progress the past few months.
The Virginia Department of Transportation says crews are putting the final touches on the bridge over the next two weeks. They are installing light poles, signs, final pavement markings and completing painting. Crews also still have to grade and landscape around the bridge.
Wayside Barber Shop owner Robert Lee Bishop says he's lost half of his business because of the construction. "I would like to see the city come in and pay me for the amount of money I've lost, where I can lock the door, go home and watch cars ride by," Bishop said. "But I know that's not going to happen."
Bishop says his business has been struggling for a year and a half because the construction made accessing his building more difficult. The opening date is slated for September 24.