Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Jan. 19, 2012
DETOUR SET TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK ON ROUTE 17 BUSINESS
Motorists should remain alert in work zone at Fox Mill Run in Gloucester County
FREDERICKSBURG – On Tuesday, Jan. 24, traffic on southbound Route 17 Business (Main Street) in Gloucester County will be detoured so work can progress to replace a bridge over Fox Mill Run.
Traffic on northbound Route 17 Business (Main Street) will also be affected by the detour.
When the detour is in place, northbound and southbound traffic on Route 17 Business will narrow to one travel lane in each direction at Fox Mill Run.
Both directions of traffic will cross Fox Mill Run on the northbound bridge, with one travel lane in each direction.
Motorists are encouraged to remain alert for new pavement markings and signs in the work zone.
Construction is expected to conclude in November 2012.
When complete, the new bridge will meet modern bridge design standards set by state and federal agencies. The bridge will have wider travel lanes and shoulders to accommodate the projected growth in traffic volumes for Gloucester over the next quarter-century.
The existing bridge over Fox Mill Run was built in 1917. It has a posted weight limit of 27 tons for single-unit trucks, and 40 tons for tractor-trailers.
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