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Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
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CULP 2009-062

June 8, 2009



WORK POSTPONED TO SHIFT TRAFFIC AT STOCKTON CREEK
Barriers will not be moved this evening, operation has not been rescheduled


CULPEPER – Intermittent closures of Interstate 64 planned Monday evening in western Albemarle County have been postponed.

The “slow rolls” by Virginia State Police to restrict traffic traveling east toward the bridge rehabilitation project at Stockton Creek (milepost 108) were planned to allow barriers closing the right lane to be shifted to the left lane. Resurfacing of the right lane was not completed today as scheduled. The operation to shift the barriers has not been rescheduled at this time.

The contractor, Wunna Contracting Corp. of Centreville, is milling the concrete bridge deck to remove the worn travel surface. Then areas where the concrete has deteriorated will be identified and replaced. Once the patching is completed the bridge will be resurfaced with a latex-concrete travel surface that will increase the lifespan of the bridge. The latex makes the concrete less susceptible to damage and deterioration from moisture, salt and other chemicals. The project is scheduled for completion on June 17.

During the bridge rehabilitation project, strategically placed message boards will notify motorists of the work zone and traffic conditions ahead. Traffic is restricted to 13-feet maximum width through the work zone. VDOT’s Traffic Operations Center personnel in Staunton will monitor cameras placed along I-64 to keep a close check on road and traffic conditions and report them to the public.

Motorists can assist in minimizing travel delays by obeying all signs and using extra caution as they approach the work zone. For real-time information about traffic and weather conditions, dial 511 from any phone in Virginia or visit
www.VirginiaDOT.org.

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