Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Le-Ha Anderson, Dominion Virginia Power
703-591-1201 (media only)
Sept. 21, 2010
EXPECT DELAYS ON MAIN STREET IN PURCELLVILLE SUNDAY EVENING, SEPT. 26
Large utility equipment to be transported through town
PURCELLVILLE, Va. – On Sunday evening, September 26, motorists can expect traffic delays on Main Street (Route 7 Business) in the Town of Purcellville while large utility equipment is transported to the new Dominion Virginia Power substation northeast of the Town. The convoy is expected to travel through town sometime between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Two large flatbed trucks will be coming from Berryville on the Route 7 Bypass, exit at the Purcellville-Round Hill exit, and travel eastbound on Business Route 7 (Main Street) through the entire length of the Town of Purcellville. The convoy will turn north on Route 287 and then turn east on Bypass 7 to the new Dominion substation.
The convoy cannot use the Bypass 7 due to overhead obstructions.
State Police, officers of the Town of Purcellville and VDOT will monitor traffic queues and if traffic backups become significant will temporarily suspend the convoy to relieve the queues.
The work is part of Dominion Virginia Power’s construction of a 12-mile, high-voltage power line from the new substation northeast of the Town of Purcellville, near the intersection of Berlin Turnpike and Route 7, to a substation off Cochran Mill Road east of Leesburg.
Purcellville residents can contact Dominion with questions regarding this move, at 804-305-9792. For more information about Dominion’s project go to www.dom.com and enter “Pleasant View” in the search bar.
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