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Increased tractor-trailer traffic on College Avenue, Feb. 26-28

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Deliveries of crane parts and structural steel for the University of Mary Washington‘s Campus Center construction project will increase tractor-trailer traffic on College Avenue in Fredericksburg this week, according to the university.

Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 26, through Friday, Feb. 28, tractor-trailers will deliver crane parts for assembly on the Campus Center construction site on College Avenue.

The increased traffic was originally expected to begin Feb. 19, but that timeline was pushed back. Check out this article that ran last week about the traffic.

Once assembled, the crane will aid in constructing the building’s frame. That process is expected to last from March 3 through the end of May.

This traffic will be heavy initially with the delivery of the crane, but will then decrease to an average of two or three trailers every three days. The steel is being stored off-site and shipped in as needed.

The disruption to normal traffic flow is expected to be about five minutes per trailer as they arrive and depart the construction site.

Due the lack of turning areas on College Avenue, vehicles will use of the end of Parcell Street at College Avenue.

Deliveries are expected to occur between class changes and are not expected to disrupt foot traffic along College Avenue.


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