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Nov. 24, 2010

New Traffic Pattern to begin on Route 17 at Gloucester Point
Safety Improvement project moves to final phase.

FREDERICKSBURG –  On Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010,  motorists traveling on Route 17 at Gloucester Point should be alert to a new pattern within the project limits.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is moving towards the final phase of the safety improvement project located on Route 17 at the base of the George P. Coleman Bridge.  

The final phase of construction will shift southbound traffic to the west, splitting north and southbound traffic and left turn movements will be prohibited through the work zone.  The new configuration will allow crews to focus on constructing the medians and reconstructing the inside lanes in each direction. This traffic pattern will remain in effect until the project is complete in the fall of 2011.

Once the $12.6 million project is complete, there will be three lanes of traffic in each direction with dedicated left turn lanes at the signalized intersections.

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