Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344


April 9, 2009

Norris Bridge Painting Project slated to begin next week
(Motorists should expect periodic lane closures)

FREDERICKSBURGBeginning Monday, April 13, motorists crossing the Norris Bridge, located on Rt. 3 over the Rappahannock River, will be periodically restricted to one lane while crews erect the containment platform for the bridge painting project.   Lane closures will be in effect Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. through the end of April.  If additional lane closures are necessary, they will be scheduled between 7 p.m. – 6 a.m.


Atsalis Brothers Painting, Co. of Michigan, a contractor for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), anticipates that after the containment area is secure lane closures and delays on the bridge will be kept to a minimum.  


The $22.3 million structural steel painting project is the first of three projects to rehabilitate the bridge. This project will be complete by November 2012.    


For more information and updates about the project visit 

For the most up to date information about lane closures on the bridge visit


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