Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Jan. 17, 2014
ROUTE 17 TRAFFIC SHIFT PLANNED NEXT WEEK AT TAPPAHANNOCK
Roadway will narrow to two travel lanes in project work zone
FREDERICKSBURG – Route 17 will narrow to two travel lanes starting on Monday, January 20, 2014, as construction work begins to reconstruct a section of highway in Tappahannock.
Motorists are encouraged to stay alert and proceed with caution as they approach the work zone and the new traffic pattern.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is reconstructing Route 17 near June Parker Marina in Tappahannock. The project will elevate the road and install a bridge to reduce the occurrence of flooding on Route 17, a hurricane evacuation route, from just north of Marsh Street to just south of Airport Road.
Construction work will begin in January 2014 and conclude by May 2016.
The project is estimated to cost approximately $10 million. The project contractor is Bryant Contracting Inc., of Toano, Va.
During the project’s first phase, traffic will be shifted to the existing westbound lanes of Route 17. Later in the project, traffic will be shifted toward the eastbound lanes. Concrete barriers will divide motorists from the work zone.
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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