Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Le-Ha Anderson, Dominion Virginia Power 703-591-1201 (media only)
Sept. 17, 2010
EXPECT MAJOR DELAYS ON MARKET STREET SEPT. 19-20
Traffic will be stopped for 20 minutes at a time for wire pulls
LEESBURG, Va. – On Sunday and Monday (September 19-20), motorists will experience major traffic delays on Market Street (Route 7 Business) near the Route 7 Bypass in Leesburg while Dominion Virginia Power crews continue pulling wires across roadways for the new power line. Traffic will be stopped for up to 20 minutes at a time from 6:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday.
Three ramps will also be affected; the ramp from northbound Leesburg Bypass to eastbound Market Street, the ramp from northbound Leesburg Bypass to westbound Market Street, and the ramp from southbound Leesburg Bypass to eastbound Market Street.
State Police and VDOT will monitor traffic queues and if traffic backups become significant will temporarily suspend stoppages to relieve the queues.
The work is part of Dominion Virginia Power’s construction of a 12-mile, high-voltage power line from a new substation northwest of Hamilton, near the intersection of Berlin Turnpike and Route 7, to a substation off Cochran Mill Road east of Leesburg. The project requires crews to string electric lines along about nine miles of VDOT roads, crossing them a total of 15 times. Periodic traffic stops will continue through mid-September.
For more information about Dominion’s project and for updates on traffic stops, visit www.dom.com and enter “Pleasant View” in the search bar.
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