Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
June 13, 2011
TRAFFIC SHIFT, FLAGGING TO OCCUR ON EAST RIO ROAD TONIGHT
Motorists asked to drive with care through work zone
CULPEPER — Night flagging and a traffic pattern shift will occur on Route 631 (East Rio Road) tonight and tomorrow night in the vicinity of the bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad.
Tonight, from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m., Faulconer Construction Company, Inc., a contractor for the Virginia Department of Transportation, will perform deck grooving on the bridge currently in use, which aids traction during wet weather. One lane of traffic will be shifted to the newly constructed bridge and will be controlled by flagging between Greenbrier Drive and Route 651 (Belvedere Boulevard).
On Tuesday night, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., Faulconer will perform a drain installation at the intersection of Routes 631 and 651. Traffic will be shifted away from this intersection by closing the westbound lane between Greenbrier Drive and Route 651. All traffic will use the eastbound lane, which will be controlled by flagging.
Motorists should anticipate travel delays and are asked to drive with caution in the work zone or use an alternate route.
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