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July 14, 2017

Route 3 traffic between Lancaster and Middlesex counties can expect alternating one-way traffic on Norris Bridge this afternoon as crews repair area of concrete deterioration

FREDERICKSBURG – Drivers crossing the Robert O. Norris Bridge between Lancaster and Middlesex counties can anticipate brief delays for an emergency repair underway to remove and repair an area of deteriorated concrete from the bridge’s travel surface.

Travelers should follow direction from Virginia State Police officials directing one-way, alternating traffic on the bridge.

Temporary traffic signals put into place for the bridge painting project have been placed into flash mode until the emergency repair work is complete.

This afternoon, crews will remove the area of affected concrete and replace it with a temporary asphalt patch. When the repair is complete, the traffic signals will be placed back into color operation.

A layer of concrete covers the bridge’s steel grid deck. The deterioration under repair this afternoon is being fixed to remove debris from the travel lanes and to provide a smooth travel surface for drivers. The bridge’s deck remains sound and safe for travel.

Permanent Repair Set for Sunday, July 16

Crews will return to the area being patched this afternoon on Sunday, July 16, to remove the temporary asphalt patch and replace it with concrete.

Motorists can expect one-way, alternating traffic on Norris Bridge overnight from 7 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday, July 17. Travelers should follow direction from a flagging crew and law enforcement officials. Temporary traffic signals on the bridge will be placed into flash mode during this time.

When work is completed Monday morning, the traffic signals will be placed back into color operation.


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