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CULP 2016-109

Nov. 9, 2016

Motorists should stay alert for new traffic pattern

CULPEPER — On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the Virginia Department of Transportation plans to perform a traffic shift on Route 3 (Germanna Highway) between Route 739 (Clay Hill Road) and Route 600 east (York Road) in Culpeper County, where a project is ongoing to widen the roadway to four lanes. The switch was originally scheduled for Nov. 10 but will now take place on Nov. 15.

Work will begin at 9 a.m. to paint new lane markings and adjust traffic control devices. Motorists should expect brief traffic stops of up to 15 minutes, and should stay alert for new signs and changes to the traffic pattern.

Based on weather and progress of work, both directions of traffic will shift to the westbound lanes by late afternoon.

Access will be maintained to all private and commercial entrances. Residents within the work zone should be aware of moving construction vehicles and proceed with caution when entering and exiting the highway.

Existing message boards will be updated to notify drivers of the new traffic pattern.

The $23.6 million Route 3 project will widen the last remaining portion of two-lane highway between Culpeper and Fredericksburg. For more details about the project, visit



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