VDOT News - Fredericksburg

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Oct. 17, 2018



REPAIR WORK CONTINUES TO OPEN ROADS DAMAGED BY TROPICAL STORM MICHAEL
VDOT crews finishing repairs to Fredericksburg District roads with minor damage; Planning underway for closed roads requiring major reconstruction

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. ⸺ Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are finishing repairs to state-maintained roads in the Fredericksburg District that remain closed with minor damage from Tropical Storm Michael, while planning has begun to rebuild roads that require major reconstruction.

On Wednesday afternoon, 18 roads remain closed from storm damage in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, and one road remains closed in Stafford County.

Roads requiring repair work that are anticipated to reopen to traffic by early next week include:

Essex County

Route 610 (Boston Road)

Route 615 (Mussel Swamp Road)

King George

Route 607 (Port Conway Road)

King and Queen County

Route 631 (Bunker Hill Road/Smithfield School Road)

Route 659 (Mantapike Landing Road)

King William

Route 629 (Jack’s Creek Road)

Lancaster County

Route 3, between Route 201 and Route 600

Westmoreland County

Route 601 (Kings Mill Road)

Richmond County

Route 611 (Conley Pond Road)

Route 612 (Oakland Road)

Route 621 (Tallent Town Road)

Northumberland County

Route 202 (Hampton Hall Road)

VDOT crews from the Fredericksburg area, Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads are working in these geographic areas to repair roads and restore travel as quickly as possible for residents.

Road Construction Projects

Several roads will require major reconstruction or replacement of pipes and culverts before they can safely be reopened to traffic.

Emergency procurement methods will be used to expedite repair. Construction schedules are currently under development for the following closed roads, which do not have an immediate timeline for reopening:

Northumberland County

Route 201 (Courthouse Road)

Route 642 (Knights Run Road)

Route 634 (Spring Road)

King William

Route 662 (Sharon Road)

Stafford County

Route 1350 (Hamlin Drive)

Westmoreland County

Route 600 (Nomini Grove Road)

Route 612 (Antioch Road)

Motorists are reminded to adhere to all road closed signs and barricades, and to follow the posted detour route. Roads have been closed for traveler safety.

Travelers should check 511Virginia and the Road Conditions Table for a real-time list of road closures and lane closures, which will be updated as crews make progress.

Download the free mobile 511 app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected, or visit www.511Virginia.org. Motorists also can reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.

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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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