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Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
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CULP 2010-066

May 21, 2010



ROUTE 651 IN ALBEMARLE TO CLOSE FOR BRIDGE REPAIR
Norfolk Southern Plans Major Rehabilitation of Railroad Overpass on Free State Road

CULPEPER — Route 651 (Free State Road) in Albemarle County will be closed to through traffic on Tuesday, May 25 for approximately three months. Norfolk Southern Corp. plans a major rehabilitation of the one-lane timber deck bridge that is owned by the railroad.

The road will be closed approximately one-tenth of a mile from Route 1428 (Huntington Road) and approximately four-tenths of a mile from the dead end of Free State Road. The Virginia Department of Transportation will place signs and barricades advising motorists of the closure, but Norfolk Southern will be responsible for the rehabilitation project.

Real-time road conditions and weather forecasts are available on VDOT’s traffic and travel Web site, www.511Virginia.org. The site also has live traffic camera images for many major highways, including I-64, I-66 and Routes 29 and 250 in Central Virginia. Motorists can call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for road and traffic conditions on all major highways in the state.

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