Mike Salmon 703-383-2850
Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Aug. 20, 2008
Route 29 South Detour in Prince William County Aug. 23-25
Second of three weekend detours for bridge at Buckland
Southbound Route 29 in western Prince William County will be closed from 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 until early morning, Monday, Aug. 25 while the Virginia Department of Transportation installs a new deck on the bridge over Broad Run at Buckland. This is the second of three weekend detours over the next few weeks.
The bridge is located just south of Route 15, near the Fauquier County border. Motorists can expect the detour to add 20 to 30 minutes to their travel time. Traffic on northbound Route 29 is not affected by the bridge work.
Preferred Detour: Use I-66 West to Route 17 South to Route 29.
Detour for local traffic only: Route 29 South to Route 15 North to Route 55 West to Beverleys Mill Road (Route 600) to Route 29.
VDOT will re-time traffic signals throughout the corridor to maximize traffic flow, place additional signs and variable message boards to further define detoured routes. Prince William County Police and Virginia State Police will be stationed at key intersections to assist with any traffic incidents and keep traffic moving.
The $2.8 million bridge replacement project began in Dec. 2007 and will be completed this fall – much sooner than a traditional bridge project. VDOT is accelerating the project by installing prefabricated concrete deck sections, one per night over three weekends. For more information, log on to the VDOT website, at www.virginiadot.org.
A third and final weekend detour is also scheduled for Sept. 5-8. A map of the detour route is available here.
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