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April 2, 2013



13 TREES ON GEORGETOWN PIKE TO BE REMOVED FOR GUARDRAIL IMPROVEMENTS
Tree work scheduled April 9-10

13 Georgetown Pike trees will be removed.

GREAT FALLS—The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will remove 13 trees on Georgetown Pike at Difficult Run in preparation for a safety project to replace 2,300 feet of old and damaged guardrail. Over the past year VDOT has worked with the Great Falls Citizen Association and local officials to gain community support.

The 13 trees are located along the eastbound lane of Georgetown Pike, from the entrance to Difficult Run Stream Valley Park to about 500 feet east of the bridge over Difficult Run. The trees will be removed because they impede sight distance and are too close to the guardrail.

The trees will be removed April 9-10. One lane will be closed each day between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The guardrail replacement will be done in late summer. Crews will also restore the slope where needed to support the new guardrail.



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