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Falmouth intersection work planned next week

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Expect to see some changes at the Falmouth intersection next week as work on the expansion project ramps up.

Sewer line work will close Carter Street and the traffic signals will be taken down and replaced with temporary lights, according to a Virginia Department of Transportation release.

Traffic often backs up at the Falmouth intersection. (GRIFFIN MOORES / THE FREE LANCE-STAR)

Traffic often backs up at the Falmouth intersection.


Crews plan to deactivate the traffic signals at 10 p.m. Monday. They will then start installing temporary traffic signals. They will work until 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Work and testing on the signals will continue overnight—from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.—Tuesday and Wednesday.

All lanes are supposed to stay open during the signal work, but there likely will be some delays for traffic.

Police will be on hand to direct traffic.

The current traffic signals have to be removed for the expansion of the intersection.

Also as part of the intersection work, Carter Street will be closed to through traffic for sewer work between U.S. 1 and Gordon Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

Carter Street will remain open to traffic between Gordon Street and Butler Road.

The $25-million project will add eight new lanes to the often congested intersection at U.S. 1, U.S. 17 and Butler Road. Work is expected to be completed by September 2015.


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