Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Dec. 12, 2013
VDOT CREWS TO PRE-TREAT I-95 TOMORROW
Motorists may encounter minor delays as VDOT applies anti-icing solution in advance of possible inclement weather this weekend
FREDERICKSBURG – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will have a mobile operation underway tomorrow morning to pre-treat Interstate 95 with a salt brine anti-icing solution in Caroline, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties.
Motorists may encounter brief delays on northbound and southbound I-95 and interstate ramps between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. tomorrow.
Trucks pre-treating the interstate travel together at approximately 35 mph. One truck travels in each of I-95’s three general purpose lanes, forming a straight line across the interstate. The trucks are followed by a law enforcement vehicle, which absorbs much of the excess salt emitted by the application process.
Slower travel speeds are required to spray the salt brine onto the interstate with precision, and to ensure an adequate amount is absorbed in the pavement.
Anti-icing prevents ice from bonding to the pavement during inclement weather, which reduces the risk of hazardous travel conditions.
VDOT is monitoring this weekend’s weather forecast, and is ready to mobilize with staff, equipment and treatment materials as needed.
VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.
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