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FRED-52889

June 17, 2011



NEW MEDIAN TO BE INSTALLED ON ROUTE 610
Motorists will see new traffic pattern next week on Garrisonville Road in Stafford

FREDERICKSBURG – As part of a project to widen Garrisonville Road (Route 610) in Stafford County to four lanes between Furnace Road and Joshua Road, a concrete median will be installed between the eastbound and westbound lanes during the week of Monday, June 20. No lane closures are needed to accomplish this work.

 

The median on Garrisonville Road enhances safety by separating traffic traveling in opposing directions, and limiting turns across oncoming traffic to specific points.

 

A left turn lane will be installed in the new median on Garrisonville Road for westbound vehicles turning left onto St. Christopher’s Drive, entering the St. George’s Estates subdivision. The median will no longer permit westbound vehicles on Garrisonville Road to turn left into Woodleigh Lane.

 

Once the median is installed the week of June 20, left turns from St. Christopher’s Drive and Woodleigh Lane onto westbound Garrisonville Road will not be possible. All vehicles exiting at St. Christopher’s Drive and Woodleigh Lane must turn right into the eastbound lanes of Garrisonville Road.

 

Weather permitting, median work will be complete by Friday, June 24. The following week, beginning on Monday, June 27, work crews will pave Garrisonville Road between Furnace and Joshua roads to apply a final travel surface, and apply new lane markings.

The $8.3 million project is being built by J.L. Kent and Sons Inc., of Fredericksburg. The project is nearing completion, and is scheduled to be finished in August, one month ahead of schedule. Work began in April 2010.

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