Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344


Dec. 2, 2016

Motorists will encounter single lane traffic on the bridge at Tappahannock through Saturday, Dec. 10

FREDERICKSBURG – Bridge painting will continue on Route 360 at the Downing Bridge at Tappahannock through Saturday, Dec. 10.

Route 360 will be reduced to a single lane on the Downing Bridge on Saturday, Dec. 3 through Saturday, Dec. 10.

Lane closures will not be permitted during the following hours:

Saturday and Sunday

No lane closures between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.


No lane closures between 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

No lane closures between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

A flagging crew will direct traffic through the work zone. Motorists are encouraged to allow extra travel time, and delays of approximately 10 minutes or less are anticipated.

Crews are painting structural steel on the Downing Bridge, which crosses the Rappahannock River. The bridge is located between Essex and Richmond counties.

Cleaning and painting the bridge’s structural steel removes debris that can corrode it over time, causing it to deteriorate.

VDOT personnel will monitor traffic conditions on Route 360 and Route 17 in the Town of Tappahannock during the work zone. On Thursday, Dec. 1, a tractor trailer crash at the Downing Bridge closed the bridge for approximately 30 minutes during the evening rush hour, followed by approximately 90 minutes of single lane, alternating traffic. This led to substantial travel delays on Route 360. The work zone was lifted Thursday following this incident to help alleviate congestion from the crash.


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VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula


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