Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344

LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560


Feb. 8, 2013

No lane closures will be needed for structure removals at intersection in Stafford County

Demolition work is proceeding at the Falmouth Intersection Improvement Project in Stafford County, as the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) clears the way for construction of new turn lanes and through lanes.


Three structures will be demolished at the intersection (Route 1/Route 17 Business/Route 218) in February, beginning on Monday.


On Monday, Feb. 11, demolition work will begin on the structure on the southwest corner of the intersection, and will conclude by Wednesday, Feb. 13.


On Thursday, Feb. 14 and Friday, Feb. 15, a structure at 20 Butler Road will be demolished.


Demolition will begin on the southeast corner of the intersection on Monday, Feb. 18. Due to the size of this structure, demolition is expected to take several weeks.


No lane closures are required for this work, which will occur during daytime hours.


Demolition contractor S.B. Cox, Inc., of Richmond is submitting final demolition plans for the remaining four structures to be removed at the intersection.


All historic documentation work is now complete, and all asbestos inspections are complete, a federal requirement prior to demolition.


The next project phase is utility relocation, which will occur from March to November 2013.

VDOT has approved all necessary planning and engineering studies needed to start utility relocation. Work to co-locate several utilities in a key central duct bank will begin by Friday, March 1.


The project will be advertised to bidders for construction in November 2013, with construction activity at the intersection beginning in early 2014. The project will be completed in 2015.


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