VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
July 2, 2018
RUNNYMEDE TRAIL IN SPOTSYLVANIA WILL CLOSE THURSDAY
A drainage pipe replacement project starts Thursday, July 5 and will finish Saturday, July 7
UPDATE: Runnymeade Trail is now open to traffic. VDOT crews have completed the drainage pipe replacement project.
FREDERICKSBURG – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close Runnymede Trail in the Enchanted Woods subdivision in Spotsylvania County for a drainage pipe replacement project.
Runnymede Trail, east of Joy Lane, will be closed to through traffic around 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, while construction is underway.
Access to driveways will be maintained for residents who live along Runnymede Trail.
Crews will remove a deteriorated metal pipe from underneath the road and install a new plastic pipe to ensure that roadway drainage can occur.
Weather permitting, work is expected to be complete and the road will reopen to traffic early Saturday, July 7.
Message boards will be posted this week to alert motorists to the upcoming road closure.
Signs will be posted to guide drivers along the recommended detour route, which is Joy Lane. Joy Lane runs parallel to Runnymede Trail.
According to a recent VDOT traffic count, Route 1950 (Runnymede Trail) carries approximately 1,100 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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