Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Nov. 25, 2014
BRIDGE PROJECT TO BEGIN ON ROUTE 218 AT MACHODOC CREEK IN KING GEORGE
Starting in mid-December, Route 218 will be reduced to single travel lane at bridge
FREDERICKSBURG – Construction work will begin next week to rehabilitate the bridge deck on Route 218 at Machodoc Creek in King George County.
Signs, equipment and materials will be staged near the project work zone beginning the week of Monday, December 1.
Starting in mid-December, traffic on the bridge will be reduced to one lane. Temporary traffic signals will be activated on each approach to the bridge. These signals will control traffic crossing the bridge, and will be in place through July 2015, when work on the bridge deck is scheduled to be completed.
Motorists can expect an additional 5-10 minutes to cross the bridge during peak travel times on weekday mornings and afternoons.
A 10 foot lane width restriction for vehicles will be in place on the bridge during construction. Vehicles requiring more than a 10 foot lane width will not be allowed to cross the bridge.
Workers are performing preventive maintenance to extend the life of the bridge. The bridge was built in 1968.
Workers will mill the bridge deck and install a new concrete overlay. New guardrail will be installed, and new pavement will be applied on the bridge approaches.
The maintenance project is estimated to cost $806,000. A contract was awarded to McClain & Co. Inc. for $712,930.
Approximately 5,600 vehicles a day cross the bridge, according to a VDOT traffic count.
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