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May 31, 2013



SAFETY IS FOCUS OF ROUTE 307 TREE TRIMMING OPERATIONS
Motorists should be alert and expect delays

     

Examples of growth to be trimmed

LYNCHBURG – Clearly days of cool temperatures and rain followed by warmer days and bright sunshine have led to a profusion of new growth on trees throughout the Commonwealth. While the shade is a welcome addition to a hot summer day, an abundance of greenery in the vertical curves on Route 307 in Prince Edward County between Route 460 and the Nottoway County line have created the potential for safety issues and VDOT will address concerns in the coming weeks by trimming trees in the area.

“Contractors will be trimming the trees to maximize the line of sight for motorists,” says Bill Lewis, Roadside Manager for the Lynchburg District. “Specifically, trimming will extend to the height needed to allow visibility in the vertical curves.”

During these daylight operations to be performed between June 7 and 28, 2013 , flaggers will assist motorists and delays are likely on this two lane roadway that serves as a connector between Route 460 and Route 360.  Signs and other traffic control devices will be in place to alert motorists to the work.

“Our goal is to enhance safety for the traveling public,” adds Lewis.

For up-to-date information on this or any highway work zone, visit www.511Virginia.org or call 511.



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