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LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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FRED-54674

Oct. 7, 2011



TRAFFIC SHIFT PLANNED ON ROUTE 33 AT WEST POINT
Motorists should be alert for a new traffic pattern in the work zone within two weeks

FREDERICKSBURG—Work on the Route 33 Improvement Project at West Point Creek has reached the halfway point toward completion in spring 2012, and a new traffic pattern will be installed in October so construction can progress to the next and final phase.

 

Within the next two weeks, Route 33 traffic will be shifted in the work zone from the westbound lanes to the eastbound lanes. The project work zone begins 200 ft. east of the West Point Creek Bridge, and ends 200 ft. west of the West Point Creek Bridge.

 

Traffic on Route 33 will remain reduced from four lanes to two lanes in the work zone, with one lane of traffic open in each direction.

 

New pavement markings and signs will channel vehicles into the proper travel lanes. Message boards will also be posted to notify residents of the new traffic pattern.

 

Traffic on Route 33 was reduced from four lanes to two lanes at West Point Creek in May 2011.

 

The $2.4 million project will prevent further settling of the roadway on the bridge approaches. A concrete slab, supported by piles, is being installed beneath the roadway approaches to the bridge to halt settling and avoid future maintenance expenses.

 

A temporary road was constructed to maintain traffic at all times to Chelsea Road and Glass Island Road in West Point. This road will remain open throughout the project.

 

Route 33 connects with Interstate 64 in New Kent County and Route 17 in Gloucester County. Motorists traveling through West Point on Route 33 can anticipate additional travel time through the project work zone during peak travel periods.

 

VDOT has posted notices on connector routes leading to the West Point Creek Bridge, informing drivers of the project.

 

Traffic signal timing along the Route 33 corridor has been adjusted to efficiently move vehicles through the work zone.

 

The project completion date is May 20, 2012.

 

The project was awarded to Bryant Contracting, Inc., of Toano, Va.

 

Real-time listings of road conditions in Virginia are available on VDOT’s 24-hour traffic and travel information website, www.511Virginia.org.  Motorists can also access 511Virginia by calling 511 from any telephone in Virginia.

 

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