VDOT News - Fredericksburg

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LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
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FRED-176964

March 9, 2021



TRAFFIC SHIFT SET TO TAKE PLACE ON ROUTE 17 SOUTHBOUND AT THE BRIDGE OVER DRAGON RUN ON MARCH 11
Route 17 southbound drivers near the Middlesex and Gloucester county line will shift to the left travel lane to allow the Dragon Run bridge rehabilitation project to continue

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – On Thursday, March 11, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will shift traffic on Route 17 southbound at the bridge over Dragon Run to the left travel lane so that construction can continue to improve the bridge.

After Route 17 southbound traffic is shifted to the left travel lane, the right travel lane will become a permanent 24-hour single lane closure until the project is complete in Aug. 2021.

The structure is located at the Middlesex and Gloucester county line.

Project Background

The $4.1 million project, funded by the State of Good Repair program, will improve the condition of this structurally deficient bridge.

The project will install a slightly wider bridge deck and new steel beams under the existing structure. It will also improve the bridge approach on Route 17 southbound.

For more information about this project, visit the project page at www.VirginiaDOT.org.

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VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.



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