Will Merritt 540-829-7370
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
May 16, 2016
RT. 522 REDUCED TO ONE LANE AT WILSON BRANCH BRIDGE
Signal will control two-way traffic during construction, beginning May 23
CULPEPER — A new traffic pattern will take effect Monday, May 23 at 8 a.m. on Route 522 (Zachary Taylor Highway) near Flint Hill in Rappahannock County as construction advances on the Wilson Branch bridge rehabilitation project.
Located just north of Route 647 (Crest Hill Road), the bridge will be reconstructed in phases to maintain a single 12-foot travel lane. Through mid-October, northbound and southbound motorists will take turns crossing the bridge, controlled by temporary traffic signals on each end.
Message boards will be in place to notify the public. Motorists are asked to be mindful of the new traffic pattern and use caution as they approach the work zone.
Under a $798,616 construction contract, Virginia Department of Transportation contractor Kanawha Stone Company Inc. of Nitro, West Virginia is replacing the existing bridge’s superstructure with a 28-foot wide pre-stressed concrete slab bridge with asphalt overlay. Work began this spring and will be completed in November 2016. Additional information about the project is on VDOT’s website at www.virginiadot.org/projects/culpeper/wilsonbranch.asp.
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