LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Oct. 4, 2012
FALMOUTH BRIDGE SIDEWALK REHABILITATION PROJECT SLATED TO BEGIN ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 8
Pedestrian traffic on the bridge will be restricted for the duration of the project
FREDERICKSBURG— Beginning Monday, Oct. 8, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will begin work to replace the pedestrian sidewalk and concrete railing on the Falmouth Bridge.
The bridge, located on Route 1 between the Fredericksburg City limits and Falmouth in Stafford County, crosses the Rappahannock River.
McClain and Company, Inc. will begin work to rehabilitate the deteriorating concrete sidewalk and railing on both sides of the bridge. The new concrete railing will keep the historic appearance of the existing railing.
The work will be done primarily during the overnight hours to minimize delays to motorists. However, during the demolition phase of the project, nearby residents may be disturbed by noise created by jackhammers and other equipment that will be used to remove the existing deteriorated concrete. VDOT has worked closely with City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County officials regarding the noise ordinance in the city and county.
The contractor will also take the necessary precautions to insure that debris removed from the bridge is contained and will not impact the environment or the Rappahannock River.
Work will begin on the northbound side of the structure. Motorists will be restricted to one lane on the bridge between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday – Friday and the sidewalk will be closed to pedestrian traffic for the duration of the project. Once the work is complete on the northbound side of the bridge, the work will shift to the southbound side of the bridge with the same restrictions to motorists and pedestrians.
Pedestrians using the Fredericksburg/Rappahannock River Trail and the Belmont Walking Trail should not be impacted by this work.
The total cost of the Falmouth Bridge Sidewalk Rehabilitation Project is approximately $383,000.
The project is expected to be completed in November 2012.
This project is not in connection with the Falmouth Intersection Improvement Project.
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