An Albemarle County road
that was completely washed out from heavy storms last week is now back open. A
large ditch that opened last week along Dick Woods Road is now filled with
about 400 tons of stone.
The Virginia Department of
Transportation says the area will still be a work zone. One lane will be closed
Tuesday as crews remove the steel pipes that broke and caused the road to
collapse in the first place. Paving work is set to take
place next week.
"We're going to let the
stone sit here for a while, and it will compact as traffic. We'll keep our eye on it. It will probably dip a little bit. We'll keep adding stone. Then, next Tuesday we'll come and mill out
some of the stone and put our asphalt layers in," said Joel Denunzio, VDOT
Crews chose to order new
plastic support pipes instead of steel for the road because they should last