VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344


March 8, 2018

Traffic signals will control one-way traffic 24 hours a day until emergency pipe improvement project is completed in late May 2018

FREDERICKSBURG – Temporary traffic signals will be activated on Monday, March 12 in the work zone of an ongoing emergency pipe improvement project on Route 3 over Laton’s Swamp in Richmond County.

The traffic signals will flash yellow beginning Monday to allow motorists to adjust to their presence. The signals will then go into full operation on Thursday, March 15.

The temporary traffic signals will control one-way, alternating traffic 24 hours a day in the work zone until the project is completed. The project’s completion date is May 29, 2018.

The project is located just west of the intersection with Route 608 (Farnham Creek Road), and is around 4 miles west of the Lancaster County line.

Message boards are posted to notify drivers that they are approaching new traffic signals.

Once the temporary traffic signals are activated, the speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 35 mph.

Vehicle width is also restricted in the work zone. Vehicles wider than 10 ft. will not be permitted to pass through the work zone. Oversize vehicles wider than 10 ft. should take the most convenient alternate routes. VDOT has posted signs warning drivers of the width restriction at the intersection of Route 3 and Route 360 in Warsaw, at the intersection of Route 3 and Route 201 in Lively, and at several additional intersections approaching the work zone.

Construction is underway to improve drainage near Laton’s Swamp by re-setting sections of concrete drainage pipe underneath Route 3, necessitating a lane closure. The repair will also install new pipe headwalls and rip rap stone.


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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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