Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Sept. 18, 2017
NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN ON NORRIS BRIDGE FOR STEEL REPAIRS
Drivers can expect brief daytime delays on Route 3 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Robert O. Norris Bridge between Lancaster and Middlesex counties through November 2017
FREDERICKSBURG – Spot structural steel repairs are underway on the Robert O. Norris Bridge for routine bridge maintenance, and drivers can expect brief delays crossing the bridge during daytime hours through November 2017.
Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily, Route 3 will be reduced to a single lane over the Rappahannock River. Work is anticipated to be underway through November 2017.
During these hours drivers will encounter one-way, alternating traffic on the bridge. Traffic will be controlled by automatic flagging stations and flagging crews.
When the steel repair work zone is in place, temporary traffic signals on the bridge will be placed in flash mode.
Temporary traffic signals are controlling one-way traffic at the center spans of the Norris Bridge as part of a $12.8 million painting project. Cleaning and painting the bridge’s center spans will protect its structural steel elements and prevent deterioration and corrosion.
When the steel repairs are completed each day, the traffic signals will resume color operation, and will again control traffic. The temporary traffic signals will remain in place until the end of the painting project in June 2018.
A $1.1 million contract for structural steel repairs on Norris Bridge was awarded to McLean Contracting Co., of Glen Burnie, Maryland.
Real-time information on the bridge work zone and lane closures will be available on 511Virginia.
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