Jan. 6, 2014

Project will build a new left turn lane near the Route 1 intersection to enhance safety

FREDERICKSBURG – Construction work will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 8 to widen Route 639 in Caroline County, creating space to add a new left turn lane.


The $3.5 million Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) project will enhance safety by building a universal left turn lane in the center of the roadway. Motorists traveling in either direction can use the lane to turn into entrances along Route 639.

The project is located on Route 639 between Route 1 and 0.35 miles east of Route 1.

During construction, a temporary speed limit of 35 mph will be posted in the work zone. The speed limit will return to 45 mph once the project is finished.

A $1.4 million contract for construction was awarded to J.L. Kent & Sons, Inc. of Fredericksburg, Va. The project will be completed by May 2015.

One eastbound and one westbound lane of traffic on Route 639 will be maintained during the project. Motorists should stay alert for temporary shifting traffic patterns and lane markings.




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