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April 10, 2014

Temporary traffic signal to be installed at entrance to June Parker Marina

FREDERICKSBURG – Route 17 traffic at Tappahannock, near Tignor Creek in Essex County, will be shifted from the westbound lanes to the eastbound lanes in the construction work zone beginning next Wednesday, April 16.


On the same day, a temporary traffic signal will be activated at the entrance to June Parker Marina and the Essex County Health Department.


Motorists are encouraged to stay alert and proceed with caution as they approach the work zone and the new traffic pattern.


The new traffic pattern will remain in place for approximately 12 months. One travel lane will remain open in each direction.


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 began in January, and will conclude by May 2016.

The project is estimated to cost approximately $10 million. The project contractor is Bryant Contracting Inc., of Toano, Va.

Motorists can call 511, visit, 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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