Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344


July 12, 2017

Crews will work tonight and tomorrow night to install fresh concrete to repair section of the Robert O. Norris Bridge travel surface between Lancaster and Middlesex counties

FREDERICKSBURG – Route 3 drivers crossing the Robert O. Norris Bridge between Lancaster and Middlesex counties should anticipate brief delays overnight on Wednesday, July 12 and Thursday, July 13 for repairs to the bridge travel surface.

Crews will remove a temporary asphalt patch from the bridge’s travel surface and replace it with fresh concrete for a smoother ride.

This is a permanent repair to a section of the travel surface repaired temporarily in an emergency work zone on Tuesday, July 11. The affected area is 75 long and 5 feet wide.

Between 7 p.m. and 5 p.m. overnight on Wednesday and Thursday, a flagging crew will control one-way, alternating traffic on the bridge. Law enforcement officials will be present to provide assistance.

Once work is completed each evening, the temporary traffic signals on the bridge will resume color operation, and will again control traffic.

Temporary traffic signals are controlling one-way traffic at the center spans of the Norris Bridge as part of a $12.8 million painting project. Cleaning and painting the bridge’s center spans will protect its structural steel elements and prevent deterioration and corrosion.

The signals will remain in place until the end of the painting project in June 2018. This project will complete a full painting of the Norris Bridge spans. Additional spans were cleaned and painted between 2009-2012.

Additional information on the painting project is available online at the project page on


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

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