Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
June 9, 2015
NEW DATES: FALMOUTH INTERSECTION TRAFFIC SHIFTS
Due to weather delays, new dates are scheduled for traffic shifts at Route 1, Route 17 Business, and Route 218 in Stafford
FREDERICKSBURG – New dates have been scheduled to shift traffic lanes at the intersection of Route 1, Route 17 Business, and Route 218 in Stafford County’s Falmouth area.
Weather conditions last week postponed planned traffic shifts, which were scheduled to begin on Monday, June 8.
New dates have been scheduled to modify the traffic pattern, which will allow construction to start on the medians.
Traffic shifts and associated paving work have been re-scheduled for the following dates, weather permitting:
• Route 1 southbound – Single lane closure 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Crews will modify pavement markings and traffic control devices to shift southbound traffic approximately 5 feet to the west. When all lanes re-open by 5 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10, motorists will be traveling in lanes shifted slightly to the right.
Wednesday, June 10 and Thursday, June 11
• Route 218 (Butler Road) westbound – Single lane closure for paving 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Crews will be paving to prepare pavement for upcoming traffic shift.
Sunday, June 14
• Route 218 (Butler Road) westbound – Single lane closure 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Crews will be modifying pavement markings to shift westbound traffic approximately 5 feet to the north. When all lanes re-open by 5 a.m. on Monday, motorists will be traveling in lanes shifted slightly to the right.
• Route 218 (Butler Road) eastbound – After 9 p.m. on Sunday, the existing single eastbound lane will be shifted approximately 5 feet south.
Message boards posted at the Falmouth intersection have been modified with the updated work dates.
Construction work is in the final months on an improvement project at Route 1, Route 17 Business and Butler Road in Stafford, also known as the Falmouth intersection. The total project cost is an estimated $22.1 million. A $4.9 million contract was awarded to Tavares Concrete, Inc., for construction.
This project will unclog a key alternate route for Interstate 95 and make it easier for Stafford and City of Fredericksburg residents to pass between the localities.
The final months of construction this summer will involve building and paving new lanes, constructing new median islands and sidewalks, and installing new traffic signal equipment.
For real-time work zone and lane closure information, visit 511Virginia at 511virginia.org, by downloading VDOT’s free mobile 511 app, or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.
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