LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Sept. 9, 2011
VDOT CREWS WORKING TO OPEN PRIMARY ROADS
Work will continue after sunset to open Route 3, Route 205 in Westmoreland County
FREDERICKSBURG – Two primary routes in Westmoreland County damaged by flooding are expected to re-open tonight as Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will remain at work this evening until the road is passable for traffic.
Crews are currently working to repair Route 205 at the King George and Westmoreland county line, and Route 3 in Westmoreland. Lights will be positioned at the scene so crews can continue work after sunset.
More than 200 VDOT maintenance personnel worked Friday to clear roadways, assess damage and make repairs. Work will continue over the weekend.
Several dozen secondary roads remained closed at 6 p.m. on Friday due to flooding or damage in Caroline, Essex, King George, King William, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Westmoreland counties. Road closures are currently concentrated in Caroline and Westmoreland.
Approximately 16 roadway closures in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula are due to washout conditions, where water has damaged all or part of a structure or traveling surface. The remaining road closures are due to flooding.
All roadways that were blocked by debris or trees on Friday are now open.
Early Saturday morning, Fredericksburg District VDOT crews will be joined by two visiting teams of VDOT employees from the Staunton District.
A temporary bridge installation team will work to provide a vehicle crossing on Longwood Road in Westmoreland, north of Route 3.
A grading and earthwork team will assist with repairs on Route 205 in Westmoreland between Stoney Knoll, Leedstown Road and Route 3.
As roads re-open, it will be reported on www.511Virginia.org, or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.
VDOT’s Customer Service Center is open 24 hours a day to answer questions and take reports of debris or other roadway hazards at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).
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