VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344


July 31, 2018

Work to install new pipe connection and repair sinkhole begins Wednesday; Eustace Road is anticipated to be closed to through traffic for approximately 2 weeks

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and contractor crews will begin to install a new pipe connection tomorrow at the site of a sinkhole next to Eustace Road in Stafford County.

Heavy equipment will be used to install the new section of pipe. It will connect a drop inlet next to Eustace Road with an existing 42-inch drainage pipe.

Once the pipe is installed, crews will fill in and repair the sinkhole, which is approximately 18 feet deep and 25 feet wide.

VDOT will also repair the shared use path and affected driveways damaged by the sinkhole.

Eustace Road was closed to through traffic between Northampton Boulevard and Legal Court due to the sinkhole on Thursday, July 26. The road is anticipated to remain closed to through traffic for approximately two additional weeks of work. Vehicle access has been maintained for residences on Eustace Road inside the work zone.

Signs are posted along the recommended detour, which is approximately less than one mile:

  • Route 1615 (Christopher Way)
  • Route 1617 (Queens Mill Court)
  • Route 1482 (Northampton Boulevard)

Motorists are reminded that the speed limit in this residential area is 25 mph.


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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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