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LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Tina.Bundy@VDOT.virginia.gov

FRED-129750

June 13, 2018



A PORTION OF ROUTE 17 SOUTHBOUND REDUCED TO ONE LANE IN ESSEX COUNTY FOR SLOPE REPAIR
Speed limit in the work zone reduced to 45 mph

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Beginning Thursday, June 14, the Virginia Department of Transportaiton (VDOT) will close the right lane and shoulder on Route 17 southbound in Essex County near the Caroline County line to repair the failed slope and adjacent drainage pipe located just south of the Portabago Creek bridge.

The slope failure was caused by the recent heavy rains.

The work zone on Route 17 southbound at the Caroline/Essex County line, located approximately one mile north of Route 625 (Supply Road), will be reduced to one lane 24 hours a day until the emergency repair work is complete.

The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 45 mph while work is underway.  

Motorists should be alert to construction equipment and crews in the work zone.

Work is expected to be complete by Wednesday, June 20, weather permitting.

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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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