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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
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FRED-67579

Aug. 23, 2013



NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN, LOWER SPEED LIMIT ON ROUTE 600 IN CAROLINE COUNTY
Motorists will be shifted onto temporary bridge at Boot Swamp starting the week of Monday, Aug. 26

FREDERICKSBURG – Traffic on Route 600 (Frog Level Road) in Caroline County will be shifted onto a temporary bridge at Boot Swamp starting the week of Monday, Aug. 26.

 

Motorists should be alert for signs directing them to follow a new traffic pattern to cross the temporary bridge, which was built parallel to the existing bridge.

 

Motorists may experience a rough driving surface on the bridge approaches, which will be a stone surface.

 

In addition, the speed limit on Frog Level Road will be reduced to 25 mph in the work zone.

 

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is replacing the bridge at Boot Swamp. The current bridge is structurally deficient, with no shoulders and two 11-foot travel lanes. 

The new bridge will have two 11-foot travel lanes and 8-foot shoulders. Guardrail will be added to the bridge approaches to enhance safety. 

Construction began in spring 2013, and will conclude in summer 2014. The project contractor is Abernathy Construction Corporation, and the estimated project cost is $2 million. 

An average of 548 vehicles a day travel Frog Level Road at Boot Swamp, according to a VDOT traffic count.

 

Motorists can call 511, visit www.511Virginia.org or use VDOT’s 511Virginia free mobile app to find real-time traffic and work zone information in any area of the state.

 

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