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CONTACT:
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LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Tina.Bundy@VDOT.virginia.gov

Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Kelly.Hannon@VDOT.Virginia.Gov

FRED-53870

Aug. 9, 2011



FERRY ROAD IN STAFFORD TO CLOSE FOR RAILROAD REPAIR
A detour will be in place from Tuesday, Aug. 16 through Tuesday, Aug. 23

FREDERICKSBURG—Ferry Road (Route 606) in Stafford County will be closed at the CSX railroad crossing to all vehicle traffic for up to one week for repairs.

 

The railroad crossing will be rehabilitated by CSX using concrete to give vehicles smoother passage over the railroad tracks. 

 

To accomplish this work, CSX will close Ferry Road at the railroad crossing to all traffic starting at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16. The crossing is scheduled to re-open to traffic by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23. Work may be completed sooner depending on weather conditions.

 

The railroad tracks are located on Ferry Road between Route 3 and Mount Vernon Avenue.

 

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will position electronic message boards this week along roadways leading to the railroad tracks to give motorists advance warning of the closure. Additional signs will be posted to guide motorists along the detour route.

 

VDOT recommends motorists use the following detour routes, which may add approximately 5-10 minutes to the standard travel time through this area, depending on the destination.

 

For motorists traveling north, the recommended detour route is Route 3 to Cool Spring Road (Route 607) to White Oak Road (Route 218) to Ferry Road (Route 606).

 

For motorists traveling south, or toward Route 3, the recommended detour route is White Oak Road (Route 218) to Cool Spring Road (Route 607) to Route 3.

 

Click here to view a map of the detour route.

 

Approximately 9,000 vehicles a day travel Ferry Road, according to a VDOT traffic count recorded in 2010.

 

Real-time listings of highway work zones and road conditions in Virginia are available on VDOT’s 24-hour traffic and travel information website, www.511Virginia.org.  Motorists can also access 511Virginia by calling 511 from any telephone in Virginia.



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