VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Darragh Frye 540-899-4119


Aug. 15, 2019

Expect brief delays for alternating, one-way traffic on Truslow Road between Berea Church Road and Poplar Road starting Monday, Aug. 18

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Drivers may encounter daytime delays next week on Truslow Road between Berea Church Road and Poplar Road in Stafford County for a spot safety improvement project.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and contractor crews are realigning a drainage ditch to slightly widen the shoulder of a 15-foot section of the eastbound lane of Truslow Road, west of Norfolk Street.

Widening the shoulder will enhance safety by providing more recovery space for motorists who stray from the eastbound travel lane. At the end of the widening work, the new section of road shoulder will be paved.

To accomplish this improvement, Truslow Road will be reduced to a single lane between Berea Church Road and Poplar Road in the vicinity of Norfolk Street. A flagging crew will direct one-way, alternating traffic through the work zone.

Weather permitting, a lane closure is scheduled for following dates and times:

Monday, Aug. 19 – Friday, Aug. 23

  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

A message board will be posted in advance to notify motorists about the upcoming project.

The project’s contractors are Jones Brothers Excavating and Howard Brothers Contractor, Inc. The project cost is approximately $50,000, and it is being funded using Stafford County’s secondary road safety and operational improvement funds.

Truslow Road carries an approximately 3,100 vehicles a day, according to a 2018 VDOT traffic count.


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VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.

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