Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344


Feb. 27, 2009

Work to begin at Gloucester Point on Monday
(Be alert to new traffic pattern)

FREDERICKSBURG On Monday, February 23, VDOT will begin work to improve Route 17 at Gloucester Point just north of the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge.  To prepare for the start of the project all traffic will be shifted to the southbound side of Rt. 17 and the center turn lane will be eliminated.  There will be two lanes of traffic in each direction maintained throughout the duration of the project.


The $5.8 million project was awarded last November by the Commonwealth Transportation Board to Branscome, Inc., of Williamsburg.  The project, located just north of the toll booths, will enhance safety with the construction of a raised concrete median and a continuous right turn lane with curb and gutter on both sides of Route 17. The project also includes a new signal at the intersection of Rt. 17 and Greate Road and the existing signal at Rt. 17 and Lafayette Heights will be modified. 


In an effort to give the area a gateway appeal, the raised median will feature a stained herringbone pattern that will give the appearance of brick pavers.


Work is expected to be complete in October 2011.

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