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Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
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Jeanene Harris 703-259-2420
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Nov. 6, 2015



ASHTON AVENUE WORK CONTINUES
Road closure through Nov. 18 for emergency culvert replacement


*****UPDATE: Ashton Avenue emergency repairs are complete and the road was re-opened to traffic Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 17.

MANASSAS – Ashton Avenue will remain closed to through traffic between Crestwood Drive and Lomond Drive through about Nov. 18 as crews finish replacing a damaged culvert, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

The road was originally scheduled to re-open after two weeks with work continuing under daily lane closures. Extending the closure for a little more than a week will allow remaining work to be completed faster and more safely. The road has been closed to through traffic since Oct. 26.

Drivers are asked to continue to avoid the area, take alternate routes to minimize impacts or use the posted detour:

Traffic on Ashton Avenue is detoured via Lomond Drive, Route 234 Business onto Crestwood Drive (see map). Detour signs are in place to guide motorists. Drivers still have access to local residences and businesses.

VDOT signal engineers are monitoring traffic and adjusting signal timing as needed.

Ashton Avenue carries about 20,000 vehicles per day.

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