VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
July 26, 2018
EUSTACE ROAD IN STAFFORD COUNTY CLOSED DUE TO SINKHOLE NEAR ROADWAY
Traffic being detoured to Christopher Way as crew investigate the cause and plans to repair
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has closed Route 751 (Eustace Road) in Stafford County at Northampton Boulevard to through traffic after a large sinkhole formed on the shoulder, just north of Legal Court.
Through traffic is being detoured to Christopher Way.
VDOT is coordinating with the Stafford County Public Works department to investigate and determine the cause of the sinkhole, assess the damage and develop repair plans after finding a 42 inch corrugated metal pipe filled with sediment.
A re-opening date is not yet available.
Access to driveways on Eustace Road will be maintained for residents who live in this section of the road.
The sinkhole has blocked the shared use path along the roadway.
Signs will soon be posted along the recommended detour, which is approximately less than one mile:
- Route 1615 (Christopher Way)
- Route 1617 (Queens Mill Court)
- Route 1482 (Northampton Boulevard)
Eustace Road carries an average of 5,800 vehicles a day, according to a 2017 VDOT traffic count.
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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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