Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Mike Salmon 703-383-2850
Aug. 13, 2008
Route 29 South Detour in Prince William County Aug. 15-18
First of three weekend detours for bridge at Buckland
Southbound Route 29 in western Prince William County will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 until 5 a.m. Aug. 18 while the Virginia Department of Transportation installs a new deck on the bridge over Broad Run at Buckland. This is the first of three weekend detours over the next four weeks.
The bridge is located just south of Route 15, near the Fauquier County border. Motorists can expect the detour to add 20 to 30 minutes to their travel time. Traffic on northbound Route 29 is not affected by the bridge work.
Detour route for cars: Route 29 South to Route 15 North to Route 55 West to Beverlys Mill Road (Route 600) to Route 29.
Detour route for tractor-trailers: Route 29 South to Route 15 North to I-66 West to Route 17 South to Route 29. (The detour for tractor-trailers is longer because they cannot travel two-lane Beverly Mill Road.)
VDOT will re-time traffic signals throughout the corridor to maximize traffic flow, and Prince William County Police and Virginia State Police will be stationed at key intersections to assist with any traffic incidents and keep traffic moving.
The $2.8 million bridge replacement project began in Dec. 2007 and will be completed this fall – much sooner than a traditional bridge project. VDOT is accelerating the project by installing a total of 12 prefabricated concrete deck sections, one per night over three weekends.
Weekend detours are also scheduled for Aug. 22-25 and Sept. 5-8. A map of the detour route is available here.
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