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VDOT: Some Central VA Road Work to Continue around New Year's

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Virginia Department of Transportation Press Release

CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation will suspend most lane closures over the New Year’s holiday to reduce congestion as millions of travelers are expected to use the Commonwealth’s highways. VDOT will lift lane closures on most interstates and other major roads from noon Tuesday, Dec. 31, until noon Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.

The following highway work is scheduled, weather permitting, in the Culpeper District during allowable work hours for the upcoming week. Traffic movements may be restricted and speed limits reduced in work zones.

Albemarle County

Routes 640, 747, 823 – Machining and grading gravel roads. Motorists should be alert for mobile work zones and slow-moving equipment working in the roadway; brief delays possible.

Routes 611, 722, 723 – Roadside trimming operations. Motorists should be aware of mobile work zone and slow-moving equipment along the road shoulders. Reduce speed and follow traffic controls. Brief delays are possible.

Route 708 (Dry Bridge Road) – Closed to through traffic at the railroad bridge for construction of a new bridge and approaches. Traffic will be detoured via Route 787 (Gillums Ridge Road). The bridge will remain closed until the project is completed in September 2014.

Town of Culpeper

Route 229 (Main Street) – Contractor is beginning work on the roundabout project at the intersection of Route 229 and Route 15/29 Business (Madison Highway). Work will be done to relocate storm water pipes; motorists should be alert for equipment and workers along the road shoulders. No lane closures are anticipated this week.

Fluvanna County

Route 636 (Nahor Manor Road) – Roadside trimming operations. Motorists should be aware of mobile work zone and slow-moving equipment along the road shoulders. Reduce speed and follow traffic controls. Brief delays are possible.

Greene County

Route 33 (Spotswood Trail) – Roadside trimming operations. Motorists should be aware of mobile work zone and slow-moving equipment along the road shoulders. Reduce speed and follow traffic controls. Brief delays are possible.

Route 633 (Amicus Road) – Shoulder repairs at various locations along the road. Motorists should be alert and slow down for mobile work zones; brief delays possible.

Route 670 (Preddy Creek Road) – Ditching operations. Motorists should be alert for traffic controls as they approach the work zone and for equipment and workers along the road shoulder. Expect brief delays.

Louisa County

Route 15 (Zion Crossroads interchange) – Construction of diverging diamond interchange.

Route 15 is reduced to one lane both northbound and southbound, with traffic limited to the left lane in each direction. Motorists should be aware of signs indicating the traffic pattern and traffic control devices.

Work continues to add an additional lane to the I-64 exit ramps. Trucks will be hauling material across Route 15. Motorists should use caution and slow down as they approach the work zone and be alert for new traffic patterns, as well as workers and equipment in and near the travel lanes during this period.

Routes 607, 702 – Roadside trimming operations. Motorists should be aware of mobile work zone and slow-moving equipment along the road shoulders. Reduce speed and follow traffic controls. Brief delays are possible.

Real-time road conditions and weather forecasts are available on VDOT’s traffic and travel website, www.511Virginia.org. The site also has live traffic camera images for many major highways, including Interstate 64, I-66 and Routes 29 and 250 in Central Virginia. Motorists can call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for road and traffic conditions on all major highways in the state. Call 800-367-7623 24 hours a day to report highway-related problems or request information about Virginia’s highways.

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