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April 15, 2016



WORK ZONE AWARENESS: NOT JUST FOR ROADS ANYMORE
VDOT crews working to maintain the Virginia Capital Trail; users should exercise caution

COLONIAL HEIGHTS – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) observes National Work Zone Awareness Week April 11-15, which usually indicates road maintenance and construction projects. This year, since the completion of the Virginia Capital Trail last fall, work zones will also be used to maintain the trail.

“Maintaining the trail is key to user safety, “said Deputy District Administrator, Jennifer DeBruhl, “Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution and follow work zone guidance signs where crews are completing work.” VDOT’s Richmond District employs several crew members and uses specialized equipment to ensure the trail is well-maintained. “These work zones will be in place starting this spring for mowing, weeding and removing debris from the pavement,” DeBruhl added.

The Virginia Capital Trail is a fifty-plus mile multiuse trail built by VDOT in phases over the past ten years. More information about the VDOT project is available by visiting http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/richmond/virginia_capital_trail.asp.



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