Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
June 26, 2012
REMINDER: ROUTE 208 BRIDGE TO CLOSE OVERNIGHT
All traffic will be detoured around the bridge at Lake Anna on the evenings of Wednesday, June 27 and Monday, July 2
FREDERICKSBURG – The Route 208 bridge over Lake Anna in Louisa and Spotsylvania counties will be closed to all traffic overnight on Wednesday, June 27, so concrete can be poured for a new bridge deck.
Another overnight bridge closure has been scheduled for this work. The next closing will be during the evening of Monday, July 2.
Traffic will be detoured around the bridge on both nights. The bridge will be closed to traffic between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.
The concrete work has been scheduled weather permitting. In the event of a cancellation, new bridge closure dates will be announced.
Detour signs will be posted along the route to guide motorists. The detour route is approximately 12.5 miles. Motorists can expect the detour to add an additional 16 minutes to their trip.
Signs will be posted along the following detour routes:
- Route 522 (Zachary Taylor Highway) to Route 719 (Belmont Road/Days Bridge Road) to Route 612 (Stubbs Bridge Road) to Route 601 (Lawyers Road) to Route 208
- Route 601 (Lawyers Road) to Route 612 (Stubbs Bridge Road) to Route 719 (Belmont Road/Days Bridge Road) to Route 522 (Zachary Taylor Highway) to Route 208
Variable message boards have been posted on roads in Louisa and Spotsylvania counties to warn motorists of the upcoming bridge closures and detour.
The new bridge deck is part of a two-year, $4.8 million rehabilitation project of the Route 208 bridge over Lake Anna. Work is scheduled to end in December 2012.
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