VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
April 9, 2020
ROUTE 1 ROAD SHOULDER, DRAINAGE WORK BEGINS IN STAFFORD COUNTY
Over the next three weeks, motorists should be alert for daytime single lane closures on Route 1 between Truslow Road and American Legion Road/Eskimo Hill Road
UPDATE: All lanes on Route 1 in Stafford County will remain open between Truslow Road and American Legion Road/Eskimo Hill Road. This mobile maintenance work zone has been cancelled.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Starting next week, Route 1 travelers should be alert for mobile, daytime lane closures in Stafford County between Truslow Road and American Legion Road/Eskimo Hill Road.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will be cleaning roadside shoulders and ditches to improve drainage along Route 1 in Stafford. Fresh shoulder stone will also be added.
The intensive maintenance effort will begin on Monday, April 13 near the Truslow Road intersection, and will advance north along Route 1 toward the American Legion Road and Eskimo Hill Road intersection.
When crews reach the American Legion Road and Eskimo Hill Road intersection, work will continue along Route 1 southbound toward Truslow Road.
Work will be underway weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work zone will be mobile and will require a right lane closure.
Weather permitting, crews will work on the following dates:
- Monday, April 13 – Friday, April 17
- Monday, April 20 – Friday, April 24
- Monday, April 27 – Friday, May 1
Crews will use equipment to remove debris, leaves and other material from the roadside. The operation will keep ditches open so water can drain away from the travel lanes during heavy rain.
The process requires coordination between several pieces of large construction equipment, including the force feed loader, a motorgrader and a dump truck. This coordination allows the work zone to stay mobile. Staying on the move helps to accomplish the work faster, which reduces delays for travelers.
Click here to watch a VDOT video that explains the sequence of equipment used to keep the work zone mobile, which shortens the amount of time a lane closure is needed.
Drivers are encouraged to check 511Virginia for real-time updates on traffic, work zones, incidents and travel time information.
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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