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Fall Hill Avenue in Fredericksburg closing for tree removal

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Fall Hill Avenue in Fredericksburg will close in both directions at 2:30 p.m. today for a tree removal.

The closure will take place at the 3300 block near the entrance to Forest Village Apartments.

On Feb. 12, a segment of Fall Hill Avenue between the Virginia Outdoor Center and Forest Village Apartments will close and is not expected to reopen to through traffic for nine months.

The current bridge over the Rappahannock Canal will be demolished and a new two-lane bridge will be built.