VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344


Feb. 28, 2018

Route 14 (Main Street) will be reduced to a single lane Mondays-Fridays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. for installation of new drainage pipes

FREDERICKSBURG – Beginning on Monday, March 5, construction work on the Mathews Courthouse Area Drainage Project will close a single lane of Route 14 (Main Street) in Mathews County on weekdays between Church Street and Buckley Hall Road to allow crews to install new drainage pipes underneath the road.

A flagging crew will direct one-way, alternating traffic through the work zone. Single lane closures are anticipated to be needed for three consecutive weeks, weather permitting.

Motorists can expect brief delays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Main Street on the following scheduled dates:

  • Monday, March 5 – Friday, March 9
  • Monday, March 12 – Friday, March 16
  • Monday, March 19 – Friday, March 23

Message boards are posted near the work zone to notify motorists of the upcoming single lane closures and the potential for travel delays.

Crews are installing three concrete drainage pipes underneath Main Street as part of a project to improve drainage in the Courthouse area. Construction is scheduled to be completed by Oct. 26, 2018.

For additional information on the project, please visit the project page on www.VirginiaDOT.org.


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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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