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Speed limit temporarily reduced on State Route 207 in Caroline


Speed limit is reduced to 45 mph in work zone for bridge replacement in Caroline County


FREDERICKSBURG – Starting on Friday, March 2, the speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph in a highway work zone on eastbound and westbound Route 207 (Rogers Clark Boulevard) in Caroline County.


Construction work began in February to replace a bridge on westbound Route 207 that crosses CSX railroad tracks.


In the work zone, the speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph on eastbound and westbound Route 207. The new speed limit begins approximately 1 mile east of the bridges over the CSX railroad tracks, and ends approximately 1 mile west of the bridges.


The speed limit is being lowered to 45 mph from 55 mph. When the project is complete in May 2013, the speed limit will be restored to 55 mph.


The new speed limit will be posted on black and white signs.


To build the new bridge, a detour is required. When the detour is installed this spring, eastbound and westbound Route 207 traffic will each narrow to one lane in the work zone. Both directions of traffic will use the eastbound Route 207 bridge, with one travel lane in each direction. A concrete barrier will divide eastbound and westbound traffic traveling on the eastbound bridge.


Motorists can find real-time information about construction work zones, traffic incidents and congestion on VDOT’s 24-hour travel information website, 511Virginia is also available by calling 511 from any telephone in Virginia.

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