Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
Dec. 29, 2016
VDOT IMPROVES ROUTE 1 BRIDGE OVER HAZEL RUN IN THE CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG
Construction underway to upgrade bridge, work should have minimal impact on traffic
FREDERICKSBURG – Next week, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will begin work to improve the condition of the bridge over Hazel Run on Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) in the city of Fredericksburg.
The bridge over Hazel Run on Route 1 is located between Idlewild Boulevard and Kings Mill Drive.
On Tuesday, Jan. 3, crews will begin work to improve the overall condition of the bridge by making repairs to the superstructure and substructure. The work will include surface repairs to the concrete substructure, improvement to slope protection, sealing of expansion joints, and milling and paving to improve deck drainage.
Construction should have little to no impact to motorists until April 2017 and is expected to be complete by the end of May 2017.
Message boards are in place to alert drivers to the upcoming bridge work.
The total cost of the project is approximately $1.1 million.
The existing bridge, constructed in 1946, was damaged by the earthquake in 2011 and is structurally deficient.
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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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