VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
May 14, 2019
BE ALERT FOR HORSE-DRAWN VEHICLE TRAFFIC IN RICHMOND COUNTY
Warning signs are posted on Route 3 near the county line, with additional signs posted at locations throughout the county to alert motorists to the presence of slow-moving traffic
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – New warning signs are posted on several primary and secondary roads in Richmond County to alert motorists to the presence of horse-drawn vehicle traffic.
Horse-drawn vehicles typically travel at speeds ranging from 5-10 mph. Motorists should be prepared to significantly reduce their speed, use additional caution, and share the road if they encounter a horse-drawn vehicle.
Warning signs are posted along Route 3 in Richmond County for travelers entering the county. These signs are accompanied by a plaque underneath that reads, "COUNTYWIDE," to indicate that motorists should expect to encounter horse-drawn vehicles throughout Richmond County.
Additional warning signs are placed at the following locations where motorists are likely to encounter horse-drawn vehicle traffic:
- Route 3 eastbound near Route 602 (Box and Gourd Lane)
- Route 360, just prior to the Route 619 (Haynesville Road) intersection and the Route 600 (Normans Corner Road) intersection
- Route 607 (Canal Road)
- Route 614 (Folly Neck Road)
- Route 619 (Mulberry Road)
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) coordinated sign placement with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
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