VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Darragh Frye 540-899-4119


April 25, 2018

Expect daytime single lane closures on Route 17 and Route 33 in Middlesex, King and Queen counties

FREDERICKSBURG – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has a paving project underway in the Saluda area of the Fredericksburg District.

Crews will pave Route 17 (Tidewater Trail) and Route 33 (General Puller Highway) in Middlesex and King and Queen counties.

Drivers will encounter single lane closures and possible delays on Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. for approximately eight weeks.

Crews have started milling existing pavement.  Motorists may encounter a slightly rougher driving surface on a temporary basis until new asphalt is applied.

The following locations are scheduled to be paved, weather permitting:

Monday, April 23 – Thursday, May 10

  • Middlesex County

o   Route 17 (Tidewater Trail) southbound and northbound between Route 602 (Old Virginia Street) and Route 695 (Mount Zion Road)

Monday, May 14 – Thursday, June 14

  • King and Queen County (near Gloucester County line)

o   Route 33 (General Puller Highway) eastbound and westbound near Route 14 (The Trail)

Route 17 carries approximately 5,100 vehicles a day, according to a 2016 VDOT traffic count.

Route 33 carries approximately 4,200 vehicles a day, on average.


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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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