Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
May 10, 2013
ROUTE 617 DETOUR WILL BEGIN MONDAY, MAY 13
Wet weather delayed detour several weeks
FREDERICKSBURG – Beginning Monday, May 13, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will detour through traffic on Route 617 in Mathews County for approximately three weeks.
Through traffic on Route 617 from just north of Route 618 to just south of Route 654 will use the following 4.3 detour:
• From Route 14 take Route 660 to Route 618 back to Route 617
During the detour access to homes located in the work zone will be maintained.
The detour will allow the contractor to replace and upgrade multiple pipe crossings on Route 617.
The detour was scheduled to begin in late April; however, several weeks of wet weather caused a delay in the progress of other project activities that were necessary to complete prior to the start of the detour.
The Route 617 Improvement Project is expected to complete in mid-November.
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