Scott Shenk writes about transportation issues affecting Fredericksburg-area residents.
Caroline bridge work to cause overnight delays next week
Work on a bridge in Caroline County will move into another phase next week and will lead to some delays.
Starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, the contractor will set beams for the new westbound bridge over CSX railroad tracks on Rogers Clark Boulevard (Route 207).
The work will cause delays for westbound travelers, who already have been using the eastbound bridge as a detour while work is being done, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Tina Bundy.
The overnight work next week will cause delays of up to 10 minutes for westbound traffic. There are seven planned traffic stoppages.
The beams are supposed to be set and work done by 4 a.m. Wednesday.
The entire, $3.3-million project is scheduled to be finished by May.
The bridge was built in 1953 and is rated as structurally deficient, according to VDOT. Almost 11,000 vehicles cross the bridge each day. The new bridge will have wider lanes and shoulders.
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