VDOT News - Fredericksburg
|IMMEDIATE - 5 p.m.
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Sept. 23, 2018
UPDATED: PARKWAY BOULEVARD CLOSED SEPT. 25-28 FOR PIPE REPLACEMENT IN STAFFORD COUNTY
Parkway Blvd. will be closed at Wellington Court in the Park Ridge area; Signs will be posted along detour route on Eustace Road and Northampton Boulevard
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Rain has delayed the start of an emergency pipe repair project and detour on Parkway Boulevard in Stafford County.
Parkway Boulevard will now be closed to all traffic at Wellington Court on Tuesday, Sept. 25 through Friday, Sept. 28. The road is closing over four days to allow crews to complete an emergency drainage pipe replacement.
Signs will be posted along the recommended detour route, which will be Eustace Road and Northampton Boulevard.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and contractor crews will be replacing a deteriorated corrugated metal pipe underneath the road. The pipe is approximately 60 inches wide and 120 feet long. Crews will install a replacement plastic pipe.
“We regret the additional travel time and inconvenience area residents and travelers in North Stafford will face as a result of this road closure,” said Kyle Bates, VDOT Assistant Fredericksburg Residency Administrator. “But a complete road closure will allow us to replace the pipe in only four days, and it will avoid congestion on Route 610 that was likely to develop from lane closures near Wellington Court.”
VDOT and contractor crews recently finished another pipe replacement along Parkway Boulevard at Kimberly Drive.
This emergency pipe replaced had been scheduled to occur on Sept. 12-15, but was postponed due to potential impacts from Hurricane Florence.
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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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