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Aug. 17, 2017

Motorists should be alert for steel plates near work zone in Northumberland County

FREDERICKSBURG – Crews are repairing a section of pavement on Route 360 near Academic Lane in Northumberland County where a project is underway to build new turn lanes at the intersection.

Motorists on Route 360 should be alert for steel plates that are being installed this afternoon as a temporary driving surface just north of Academic Lane.

While replacing a drainage pipe today as part of the intersection project, temporary asphalt installed over the pipe deteriorated, requiring an emergency repair. The steel plates will allow traffic to continue traveling on Route 360 as crews repair the road.

Route 360 will remain reduced to a single lane near Academic Lane this evening. Travelers should follow direction from the flagging crew at the work zone. Crews will continue working until the road is repaired, and the steel plates can be removed.


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