Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Will Merritt 540-829-7370
June 9, 2016
RT. 17 SOUTHBOUND RAMP TO I-66 EAST CLOSURE EXTENDED
Bridge maintenance project at Delaplane extended 24 hours; ramp to reopen early Tuesday
CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation will extend the closure of the Route 17 (Winchester Road) southbound ramp to Interstate 66 eastbound in Fauquier County until June 14. The ramp closure and detour are expected to remain in place until 5 a.m. on Tuesday while a crew completes bridge maintenance at the Delaplane interchange (mile 23).
The work involves bridge-deck patching, preventive maintenance and application of a latex overlay and will be performed by VDOT contractor The Marksmen Company of Curtis Bay, Maryland. The Route 17 bridge is one of 19 high-volume structures being repaired under a $1,428,587 contract executed in spring 2015.
The posted detour will remain in place during the round-the-clock closure, directing motorists from Route 17 southbound to I-66 westbound exit 18 (Markham), where they will exit and turn left onto Route 688 (Leeds Manor Road), then left onto the ramp to I-66 eastbound.
Message boards along Route 17 southbound and on Route 50 (John Mosby Highway) will be updated to inform motorists of the new anticipated completion date.
During the same period, a VDOT interstate maintenance crew will take advantage of the closure to trim vegetation at the base of the ramp and along the I-66 eastbound left shoulder. Motorists should drive with caution past the work zone.
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