Dawn Eischen 804-524-6179
Sept. 2, 2011
ROADSIDE DEBRIS REMOVAL UNDERWAY
Major routes in the Richmond area a priority
COLONIAL HEIGHTS—Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews and contractors are removing vegetative debris such as trees, branches and leaves on state-maintained right of way along interstate, primary and secondary routes in the 14-county region. Crews will focus first on clearing roadside debris on major routes before moving on to low volume secondary routes. Removing this debris will prevent it from becoming a hazard to drivers.
Neighborhood residents are encouraged to follow local government guidance for storm debris disposal from private property. To maintain road drainage, residents are discouraged from placing debris in ditches or in front of storm drains.
Of the 38 secondary routes currently closed statewide, 13 roads remain closed in the Richmond area due to Hurricane Irene. In all cases listed below, downed trees are entangled in power lines or power lines are in the road. VDOT is coordinating with Dominion Virginia Power to remove the power lines so the roads can be reopened to traffic. For their safety, drivers are advised to obey all road closed signs.
- Planters Road/Route 606 (Brunswick County)
- Elkhardt Road/Route 663 (Chesterfield County)
- Rockaway Road/Route 718 (Chesterfield County)
- McRae Road/Route 1703 (Chesterfield County)
- Hazen Street/Route 1707 (Chesterfield County)
- Bullington Road/Route 1725 (Chesterfield County)
- Whittington/Route 1729 (Chesterfield County)
- Francine Road/Route 1988 (Chesterfield County)
- Tyme Road/Route 2198 (Chesterfield County)
- Dinwiddie Avenue/Route 1302 (Dinwiddie County)
- Wyndale Drive/Route 1221 (Hanover County)
- Cudlipp Avenue/Route 1206 (Hanover County)
Prince George County
- Birdsong Road/Route 629 (Prince George County)
Real-time listings of road conditions and closures in Virginia are available on VDOT’s 24-hour traffic and travel information website, www.511Virginia.org or by calling 511. Richmond area traffic information is also available on Twitter @511centralVA.
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