VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344


Aug. 31, 2018

Drivers on Route 17 northbound and southbound in Gloucester County can expect brief delays near the George P. Coleman Bridge starting Tuesday, Sept. 4

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Paving work to resurface multiple sections of Route 17 northbound and southbound in Gloucester County will continue next week, as paving operations begin on a section just north of the George P. Coleman Bridge.

Paving will be underway during overnight hours. Route 17 northbound and southbound will be reduced to a single lane north of the Coleman Bridge between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. beginning the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 4. Work will continue nightly on Sunday-Friday evenings in September until paving is complete and fresh pavement markings are applied.

Drivers can expect travel delays near the Coleman Bridge on the evenings paving is underway.

Motorists are encouraged to avoid distractions in the work zone and be alert for temporary traffic patterns, slow-moving construction equipment, and a temporary rougher ride in milled sections of pavement.

Paving work continues to create a smoother ride for travelers on additional sections of Route 17 in Gloucester.

On Route 17 southbound, motorists should also be alert for paving between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4 through Friday, Sept. 7 between the southern intersection with Route 17 Business and Route 614 (Hickory Fork Road), and between Route 1301 (Fields Landing Road) and Route 667 (Earnest Lane).

No lane closures will be in place through noon Tuesday, Sept. 4 over the Labor Day holiday travel period.


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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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