Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Sept. 9, 2010
ROUTE 50 PAVING IN CHANTILLY BEGINS SUNDAY NIGHT
Drivers should reduce speeds, be alert to milled pavement over the next month
CHANTILLY—Beginning Sept. 12, motorists can expect nightly lane closures and delays on Route 50 in Chantilly while crews mill and pave the 1.8-mile section between Route 28 and Stringfellow Road. The work will take about four weeks to complete, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
In each direction, crews will gradually mill the entire stretch between Route 28 and Stringfellow Road and then repave. While motorists will drive on milled pavement for several weeks, traffic impacts will be about three weeks less than with traditional methods of paving short segments at a time.
While crews will work at night, daytime drivers should also reduce speeds, expect delays and use caution on milled pavement throughout the work zone.
- Sept. 12 through Sept. 16, crews will mill Route 50, beginning just east of Route 28 and working each night toward Stringfellow Road.
- Sept. 19 through September 23, crews will pave the entire length of Route 50 eastbound from Route 28 to Stringfellow Road.
- For the duration of this work, Route 50 will be reduced to one lane eastbound from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights.
- Sept. 26 through Sept. 30, crews will mill Route 50, beginning at Stringfellow Road and working each night toward Route 28.
- Oct. 3 through 7, crews will pave the entire length of Route 50 westbound from Stringfellow Road to Route 28.
- For the duration of this work, Route 50 will be reduced to one lane westbound from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights.
Portable message signs along Route 50 will alert drivers to the work zone. Francis O. Day Company, Inc., is the primary contractor and Virginia Paving Company, a Division of the Lane Construction Corporation, is the sub-contractor performing the work for VDOT.
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