Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Aug. 29, 2012
TRAFFIC SHIFT PLANNED ON ROUTE 17 BUSINESS
Construction work is concluding on southbound bridge replacement in Gloucester County
FREDERICKSBURG—Motorists should be alert for a new traffic pattern beginning next week on Route 17 Business (Main Street) at Fox Mill Run in Gloucester County.
Construction work is concluding on a $3.2 million bridge replacement project on southbound Route 17 Business at Fox Mill Run. The project is scheduled to be completed by Oct. 1, 2012.
Weather permitting, the southbound lane of traffic will be shifted from the northbound bridge, which served as a temporary two-way detour during construction, onto the new bridge on southbound Route 17 Business on Wednesday, September 5.
A single northbound lane will continue to be open on the bridge over Fox Mill Run on northbound Route 17 Business.
During the week of Monday, September 17, a second travel lane will open in each direction over Fox Mill Run. This will fully restore four travel lanes on Route 17 Business at Fox Mill Run.
Route 17 Business was narrowed to two travel lanes at Fox Mill Run in November 2011, while a new southbound bridge was constructed.
The new southbound bridge meets modern design standards set by state and federal agencies, and will have no weight restrictions.
The new bridge also provides wider, 12 foot travel lanes and 10 foot shoulders to accommodate the projected growth in travel volumes in Gloucester. The previous bridge was built in 1917.
Motorists are encouraged to proceed with caution as they navigate the new traffic pattern, and to stay alert for new pavement markings.
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