|IMMEDIATE - 2:15 p.m.
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Oct. 23, 2018
ROUTE 3 NOW OPEN IN LANCASTER COUNTY
VDOT crews have completed emergency repair work following damage from Tropical Storm Michael
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. ⸺ Route 3 in Lancaster County has reopened to through traffic between Route 201 and Route 600 in the Lively area.
The road was closed to traffic on Oct. 12 after heavy rain and flooding from Tropical Storm Michael. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews repaired a sinkhole, replaced a collapsed drainage pipe underneath the road, and restored the travel surface.
In the Fredericksburg District, 12 roads remain closed from storm damage in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, and one road remains closed in Stafford County.
Repair work continues on the following roads, which are anticipated to reopen to traffic this week:
King William County
Route 629 (Jack’s Creek Road)
Route 601 (Kings Mill Road)
Route 611 (Conley Pond Road)
Route 202 (Hampton Hall Road)
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 under development for the following closed roads:
Route 201 (Courthouse Road)
Route 634 (Spring Road)
Route 642 (Knights Run Road)
King and Queen County
Route 631 (Bunker Hill Road)
Route 631 (Smithfield School Road)
King William County
Route 662 (Sharon Road)
Route 1350 (Hamlin Drive)
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 for real-time road closure information, which will be updated as crews make progress.
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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