VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344

LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560


April 29, 2016

Route 3 traffic will be reduced to one lane on the Norris Bridge from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Tuesday through Thursday evenings next week

UPDATE: Due to weather, the deck repair scheduled for the Norris Bridge for the evenings of May 3-5 has been cancelled. The repair will be rescheduled. New dates will be announced as soon as they are determined.

FREDERICKSBURG – Route 3 traffic will be reduced to one lane on the Robert O. Norris Bridge on the evenings of Tuesday, May 3, Wednesday, May 4, and Thursday, May 5 for repairs to the bridge’s concrete travel surface.

Bridge traffic will be reduced to one lane from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. each evening, weather permitting. Motorists will be guided through the work zone by a flagging crew and pilot vehicle.

The Norris Bridge crosses the Rappahannock River between Lancaster and Middlesex counties.

Crews will place new concrete over a 44 foot long section of the bridge’s travel surface. The concrete will fill in an area removed on Monday, April 18, after a portion of the concrete travel surface deteriorated. Temporary asphalt was placed until a permanent concrete repair could be scheduled.

Message boards will be posted today on routes leading to the bridge in Middlesex and Lancaster counties to notify motorists of the overnight lane closures next week.


Real-time information on the bridge work zone and lane closures will be available on 511Virginia.

Download the  free mobile 511 app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected, or visit www.511Virginia.org. Motorists also can reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.


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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