VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Darragh Frye 540-899-4119


June 15, 2021

During late June and July, Dominion Energy will remove utility lines from the Route 3 bridge over the Rappahannock River between Lancaster and Middlesex counties

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Dominion Energy is scheduled to remove utility lines attached to the Robert O. Norris Bridge over the Rappahannock River this summer, and drivers on Route 3 between Lancaster and Middlesex counties can expect brief travel delays as crews position the necessary equipment to safely remove the lines.

Beginning Monday, June 21 through Friday, July 2, Dominion Energy crews will mobilize on the bridge and install equipment to start the removal process. Brief, intermittent traffic stops up to 15 minutes during daytime hours are possible, but all travel lanes will remain open at other times.

On Tuesday, July 13 through Thursday, July 15, Route 3 will be reduced to a single lane on Norris Bridge between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily. One-way, alternating traffic will be directed on the bridge by automated flagging assistance devices.

On Tuesday, July 27, a single lane closure is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with one-way, alternating traffic on the bridge.

Prior to the work dates on July 13-15, message boards will be posted at the bridge approaches to alert travelers to the upcoming potential for travel delays.

Work has been scheduled weather permitting. Real-time updates on lane closures for this work zone will be available through 511Virginia. Download the free mobile 511Virginia app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected, or visit www.511Virginia.org. Motorists also can reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.


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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