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May 20, 2016

Overnight work zone will let crews make permanent repairs to bridge deck while keeping lanes open at peak times

FREDERICKSBURG – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will perform two additional weeks of overnight repairs to the travel surface of the Robert O. Norris Bridge over the Rappahannock River.

Crews will remove temporary asphalt patches on the bridge’s travel surface and replace them with concrete.

 “Performing this work at night will minimize disruptions to the traveling public,” said Joyce McGowan, VDOT Saluda Residency Administrator. “By making these concrete repairs at select locations in advance, we will seek to avoid unscheduled or emergency repairs.”

Route 3 traffic will be reduced to one lane from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on the Norris Bridge on the following dates:

  • Sunday, May 22 to Thursday, May 26
  • Tuesday, May 31 to Thursday, June 2

Motorists will be guided through the work zone by a flagging crew and pilot vehicle. The contractor has been directed to allow motorists to be delayed no more than approximately 20 minutes during the work zone.

The Norris Bridge crosses the Rappahannock River between Lancaster and Middlesex counties.

Message boards are posted on routes leading to the bridge in Middlesex and Lancaster counties to notify motorists of the overnight lane closures over the next two weeks.


Real-time information on the bridge work zone and lane closures will be available on 511Virginia.

Download the  free mobile 511 app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected, or visit Motorists also can reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.


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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