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CULP 2009-079

July 8, 2009



TRAFFIC SHIFTED ON EAST RIO ROAD FOR WATER LINE INSTALLATION
Turn lanes will be used for through travel, motorists should expect minor delays


CULPEPER — Motorists using East Rio Road in Albemarle County may experience brief delays during the next several days due to work being done in conjunction with the Meadowcreek Parkway project.

On Thursday and Friday the turn lanes from East Rio Road into the Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center and the Dunlora community will be used for through traffic. The traffic shift is necessary while a new water line is installed along the right of way. The traffic shift may continue next week if the water line work is not completed this week.

Since traffic will be turning from the travel lanes rather than from the turn lanes motorists may experience delays and congestion, especially during peak traffic periods. Motorists should be alert for other vehicles stopping suddenly near the work area, which extends roughly from the Norfolk Southern railroad bridge east for about one-half mile. Drivers should also watch for construction equipment and workers near the travel lanes.

Highway safety is everyone’s responsibility. Virginia’s highway safety partnership — the Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and Virginia State Police — challenges you to help prevent highway fatalities. Buckle up. Avoid distractions. Share the road. Drive drug- and alcohol-free. Obey speed limits. For more information on the Highway Safety Challenge and things you can do to avoid becoming Virginia’s next traffic fatality, visit www.safeVAhighways.org.


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