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Lane shift set for U.S. 17 work zone

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A traffic shift into temporary lanes along the widening work zone on U.S. 17 in Stafford will probably cause delays Tuesday night.

(PETER CIHELKA / THE FREE LANCE-STAR)

(PETER CIHELKA / THE FREE LANCE-STAR)

Southbound 17 between Cardinal Forest Drive and International Parkway will be intermittently reduced to a single lane between 8 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 a.m. Wednesday for the shift.

Cones, barrels and signs will direct traffic into the temporary travel lanes, to the right of the existing lanes, the Virginia Department of Transportation said.

The $48.9-million project is widening a 2-mile stretch of the highway to six lanes. Work is expected to be completed by December 2016.

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