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Dec. 27, 2017

Crews performed a hard reset to the traffic signal on Route 3 on the Middlesex side of the bridge

FREDERICKSBURG  –  The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews reset the temporary traffic signal on the Middlesex side of the Robert O. Norris Bridge. The Norris Bridge connects Middlesex County to Lancaster County over the Rappahannock River.

Crews were called to the scene to review signal timing and phasing after several reports of the traffic signal malfunctioning on the Middlesex side of the bridge.  Workers did a hard reset of the traffic signal and it’s now functioning properly.

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 traffic signals will remain in place until the end of the painting project in June 2018.

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


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