Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344

LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560


July 28, 2016

Project will maintain Route 3 bridge over the Rappahannock River by protecting structural steel elements in the center spans

FREDERICKSBURG – The Commonwealth Transportation Board today awarded a contract  worth approximately $8.8 million to M & J Painting Company, Inc., to clean and paint the three center spans of the Robert O. Norris Bridge over the Rappahannock River.

Construction will begin in fall 2016 and is scheduled to be complete in June 2018. Cleaning and painting the bridge’s center spans will protect its structural steel elements and prevent deterioration and corrosion.

This project will complete a full painting of the Norris Bridge spans. Additional spans were cleaned and painted between 2009-2012. The bridge will be painted an identical shade of medium blue to match the previously painted spans.

The Norris Bridge is located on Route 3 between Lancaster and Middlesex counties.

For more information, please visit the project page at


VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.







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