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LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560


Dec. 11, 2015

Bridge work will stop daytime traffic for 15-minute periods in Gloucester County

FREDERICKSBURG – Starting next week, Route 198 (Dutton Road) traffic in Gloucester County will be stopped for 15-minute intervals during daytime hours for construction work associated with a bridge rehabilitation project at Harper’s Creek.

Brief traffic stops are needed over the next two weeks to install and lock sheet piles into place using a crane.

Traffic will be stopped at the bridge in both directions for up to 15 minutes at a time between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16-Friday, Dec. 18, and again on Monday, Dec. 21-Wednesday, Dec. 23.

Every 15 minutes, the bridge will be re-opened to traffic to allow waiting vehicles to proceed.

Construction is underway to rehabilitate a structurally deficient bridge at Harper’s Creek, which was built in 1941. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and its contractor are replacing the bridge’s superstructure, which will include installation of a new bridge deck, guardrail and improvements to bridge approaches.

Traffic on the bridge is reduced to a single lane during the project. Temporary traffic signals are installed on each bridge approach to direct traffic.

The project’s estimated completion date is May 2016.

The project contractor is Bryant Contracting, Inc., of Toano, Va.


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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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