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Dec. 1, 2014
RT. 231 REDUCED TO ONE LANE AT MULATTO RUN BRIDGE
Temporary traffic signals will go into operation Dec. 8
CULPEPER — A new traffic pattern will take effect Monday, Dec. 8 on Route 231 (N. Blue Ridge Turnpike) in Madison County as construction begins on the Mulatto Run bridge project.
Located four miles north of the town of Madison near Banco, the Route 231 bridge over Mulatto Run is being reconstructed in phases so a single lane of traffic can be maintained. Northbound and southbound motorists will take turns crossing the bridge, controlled by temporary traffic signals on each end.
Message boards will go up this week to notify the public of these changes. Motorists are asked to be mindful of the new traffic pattern and use caution as they approach the work zone.
Virginia Department of Transportation contractor Allegheny Construction Co. of Roanoke is replacing the existing bridge, built in 1932, with a new concrete bridge that meets current design standards. The $3.59 million construction contract has a fixed completion date of Dec. 18, 2015.
This segment of Route 231 carries 3,900 vehicles per day, according to 2013 data.
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