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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-53753

July 28, 2011



TRUCK DETOUR IN CAROLINE FOR RAILROAD WORK
Trucks, and vehicles carrying heavy loads, should avoid Route 606 closure from Aug. 1-5

 

FREDERICKSBURG—Upcoming improvements at a railroad crossing on Stonewall Jackson Drive (Route 606) in Caroline County next week will require a separate detour for trucks and passenger vehicles.

 

Stonewall Jackson Drive will be completely closed to all traffic at the CSX railroad crossing between 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 1 and 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5.

 

A total closure is necessary so the crossing can be rehabilitated using concrete, creating a smoother passage for vehicles driving over the railroad tracks.

 

Message boards warning motorists of the project and road closure will be posted tomorrow on Interstate 95 shortly before Exit 118/Thornburg, and along Route 2 and Route 606.

 

VDOT has established a detour routes for passenger vehicles. A bridge on Guinea Station Road (Route 607), part of the detour for passenger vehicles, has a posted weight limit of 20 tons. Trucks are encouraged to use other primary routes in the area during this project as a detour.

 

Signs will be posted along the following detour route for passenger vehicles:

 

For motorists traveling west on Stonewall Jackson Road, or traveling from Route 2, the recommended detour route is a right turn on Macedonia Road (Route 609) to a left turn on Claiborne Crossing Road (Route 660) to a left turn on Guinea Station Road (Route 607), which connects with Stonewall Jackson Road.

 

For motorists traveling east on Stonewall Jackson Road, or traveling from U.S. 1, the recommended detour route is a left turn on Guinea Station Road (Route 607) to a right turn on Claiborne Crossing Road (Route 660) to a right turn on Macedonia Road (Route 609), which connects with Stonewall Jackson Road.

 

Motorists can find real-time information about construction work zones, traffic incidents and congestion on VDOT’s 24-hour travel information website, www.511Virginia.org. 511Virginia is also available by calling 511 from any telephone in Virginia.

 

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