VDOT News - Fredericksburg
|IMMEDIATE - 10:30 a.m.
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Sept. 7, 2018
PARKWAY BOULEVARD CLOSED SEPT. 12-15 FOR PIPE REPLACEMENT
Signs will be posted along detour route on Eustace Road and Northampton Boulevard in Stafford County
SEPT. 10, 2018 UPDATE: A pipe replacement project and road closure scheduled for Parkway Boulevard in Stafford County on Sept. 12-15, 2018 has been postponed due to Hurricane Florence. New work dates will be announced. Parkway Boulevard will remain open to traffic this week.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Parkway Boulevard in Stafford County’s Park Ridge area will be closed at Wellington Court over four days, from Wednesday, Sept. 12 through Saturday, Sept. 15, to allow crews to complete an emergency drainage pipe replacement.
Signs will be posted to guide motorists along the recommended detour route, which will be Eustace Road and Northampton Boulevard. Message boards will be posted on Parkway Boulevard today to provide advance notice of the closure.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and contractor crews will be replacing a deteriorated corrugated metal pipe underneath Parkway Boulevard. The pipe is approximately 60 inches wide and 120 feet long. Crews will install a replacement plastic pipe.
“We regret the additional travel time and inconvenience area residents and travelers will experience as a result of this road closure,” said Kyle Bates, VDOT Assistant Fredericksburg Residency Administrator. “But a total closure will allow us to complete this pipe replacement faster, and it will avoid creating congestion on Parkway Boulevard and Route 610 from single lane closures and one-way, alternating traffic.”
VDOT and contractor crews recently finished another pipe replacement along Parkway Boulevard at Kimberly Drive.
On Wednesday, crews will close Parkway Boulevard at Wellington Court at 8 a.m. The road will remain closed to traffic at this location until the evening of Saturday, Sept. 15.
Parkway Boulevard carries an average of 6,400 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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