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FRED-49154

Oct. 28, 2010



VDOT ADDRESSES HARRELL ROAD FLOODING ISSUES
Road to be temporarily closed to through traffic for six weeks

FREDERICKSBURG – When it rains, it closes.  Motorists that use Harrell Road (Route 623) in southern Stafford County on a regular basis have come to expect that whenever it’s raining, the road will be closed due to high water. However, beginning Monday, November 1, raining or not, Harrell Road will be closed to through traffic for approximately six weeks.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close the popular cut through, located between Forbes Street (Route 627) and Deacon Road (Route 607) at the CSX underpass.

During the next six weeks, Howard Brothers, Inc. of Caroline County will be working to replace the existing culvert located under the CSX Bridge with three box trenches.  The new drainage system will be flush with the paved surface and will improve the flow of water during heavy rains and eliminate roadway flooding. The new box trenches are equipped with plate steel tops that can be removed for easy, more effective maintenance.

The $157,000 state funded maintenance project is expected to be complete by mid-December.

Motorists should follow the posted detour route around the project site.

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