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Traffic shifts set for U.S. 17 in Stafford Tuesday evening

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Look for traffic shifts on U.S. 17 Tuesday evening as part of the widening project.

From 9 tonight until 5 a.m. Wednesday, there will be periodic traffic shifts in the Berea Church Road and Fleet Road area so crews can install storm drains and water lines, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

The $48.9-million project will widen the often congested U.S. 17 to six lanes between McLane Drive and Stafford Lakes Parkway.

Work started recently, and the project is scheduled to be finished in December 2016.


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