VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
Sept. 20, 2018
POPLAR ROAD IN STAFFORD COUNTY WILL CLOSE ON OCT. 1 – OCT. 5 FOR PIPE REPLACEMENT PROJECT
Poplar Road will be closed between Stony Hill Road and Mack Lane
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. ˗˗ The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will begin a drainage pipe replacement project next month on Route 616 (Poplar Road) in Stafford County.
Beginning Monday, Oct. 1, Poplar Road will close between Stony Hill Road and Mack Lane to allow crews to remove a deteriorated metal pipe from underneath the roadway and install a new plastic pipe.
Weather permitting, work will be complete and the road will reopen by Oct. 5.
Access to driveways will be maintained for residents who live in this section of Poplar Road while construction is underway.
Signs will be posted to guide drivers along the recommended detour route, which is approximately 11 miles:
- Route 662 (Stony Hill Road)
- Route 612 (Hartwood Road)
Message boards will be posted next week to alert drivers to the road closure and detour.
According to a recent traffic count, Poplar Road carries an average of 3,500 vehicles a day.
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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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