Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344


Oct. 13, 2017

Drivers can expect daytime delays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. next week on Route 3 at the Robert O. Norris Bridge between Lancaster and Middlesex counties

FREDERICKSBURG – Drivers traveling Route 3 over the Robert O. Norris Bridge between Lancaster and Middlesex counties will encounter daytime delays next week as the second week of a scheduled bridge inspection continues.

Route 3 will be reduced to a single lane on the Norris Bridge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily on Monday, Oct. 16 through Friday, Oct. 20. One-way, alternating traffic will cross the bridge controlled by automated flagging stations.

The bridge inspection crew is coordinating lane closures with the bridge painting project and structural steel repairs.

When lane closures for the bridge inspection work zone are in place, the temporary traffic signals at the bridge’s center spans for painting will be placed in flash mode.

When inspection work is completed each day, the traffic signals will resume color operation, and will again control traffic.

Additional information on Norris Bridge painting work and structural steel work is available online at the project page on


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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