Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
March 10, 2017
ROUTE 3 LANE CLOSURES CONTINUE AT NORRIS BRIDGE
Route 3 will be reduced to a single lane during daytime hours between Lancaster and Middlesex counties on Saturday, March 11, and Monday, March 13 – Saturday, March 18
FREDERICKSBURG – Motorists can anticipate brief delays on Route 3 at the Robert O. Norris Bridge over the Rappahannock River on Saturday, March 11, and throughout next week.
Preparation work continues for an upcoming $12.8 million painting project of the bridge’s three center spans. The project contractor is installing the platform system required to paint the bridge and work zone signs.
Route 3 will be reduced to one lane on Norris Bridge from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, and daily from Monday, March 13 through Saturday, March 18.
Motorists can expect delays of 10-15 minutes each day around 7 a.m. as workers set up the work zone and temporary traffic control equipment. Once this equipment is in place, motorists can anticipate delays of approximately 5 minutes for the remainder of the day through 5 p.m.
Norris Bridge Painting Project
Cleaning and painting the bridge’s center spans will protect its structural steel elements and prevent deterioration and corrosion.
This project will complete a full painting of the Norris Bridge spans. Additional spans were cleaned and painted between 2009-2012.
When painting work begins in spring 2017, two temporary traffic signals will be installed on the bridge at the center spans. The signals will control one-way alternating traffic at the bridge's center spans 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, until the project is completed in 2018.
Real-time information on the bridge work zone and lane closures will be available on 511Virginia.
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