Mike Salmon (703) 383-2055
May 27, 2008
VDOT Re-opens Dale Boulevard Tonight
Emergency Repairs Completed
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are re-opening Dale Boulevard to traffic tonight after working 12-hour shifts and through the holiday weekend to finish emergency repairs to the roadway. All four lanes of Dale Boulevard just west of Mapledale Avenue have been closed since May 12, when record-level rains left a 20-foot deep by 25-foot wide breach in the roadway.
Over the holiday weekend, contractors poured concrete curbs so the asphalt paving trucks could take over, putting the finishing touches on earlier today. Dale Boulevard will be open after the evening rush hour tonight. Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures throughout the week and next week as well as VDOT crews re-stripe the road and install permanent guardrails.
“With a washout of this size, it took a lot of teamwork to pull this together, but the crews did an excellent job and we are happy to return the road to motorists,” said VDOT’s Dave Brown, maintenance program manager at the Manassas Residency.
Dale Boulevard is a heavily used commuter route, carrying about 26,000 vehicles per day. The washout occurred between Mapledale Avenue and Nassau Drive, approximately four miles from its interchange with I-95.
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