Route 3 Emergency Pipe Repair at Laton Swamp
February 5, 2018
Est Completion Date
July 17, 2018
Abdoul Koura-Bodji, VDOT Bridge and Structure Engineer
Kelly Hannon, VDOT Communications Manager
An emergency pipe improvement project will reduce Route 3 to a single lane in Richmond County for approximately four months, starting in February 2018.
The pipe is located just west of the intersection with Route 608 (Farnham Creek Road) over Laton Swamp, and is around 4 miles west of the Lancaster County line.
Construction will begin on Monday, Feb. 5. Construction was originally scheduled to be underway through May 29, 2018, but work is anticipated to now be underway through July 17, 2018.
Temporary traffic signals will control traffic in the work zone 24 hours a day. Signals will be activated in the work zone on Monday, March 12, 2018, and will remain in place until the project is complete. The signals will flash yellow beginning March 12, and full go into full operation on Thursday, March 15. Message boards are posted to notify drivers that they are approaching a work zone and new traffic signals.
Once the temporary traffic signals are activated, the speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 35 mph.
Vehicle width will be restricted in the work zone. Vehicles wider than 10 ft. will not be permitted to pass through the work zone. Oversize vehicles wider than 10 ft. should take the most convenient alternate routes. VDOT will post signs warning drivers of the width restriction at the intersection of Route 3 and Route 360 in Warsaw, at the intersection of Route 3 and Route 201 in Lively, and at several additional intersections approaching the work zone.
Crews will improve drainage near Laton’s Swamp by re-setting sections of concrete drainage pipe underneath Route 3, necessitating a lane closure. The repair will also install new pipe headwalls and rip rap stone.
The project contractor is Burleigh Construction.