Route 637 (Telegraph Road) in Stafford County will be closed to all traffic next week between Route 1 and Route 639 (Woodstock Lane) so workers can relocate a water line, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) reports.
The road will be closed at about 9 a.m. Monday and will remain closed until about 5 p.m. Friday, March 1.
Telegraph Road intersects with Route 1 at two locations. The section that is closing next week is located at the southern intersection with Route 1. Motorists will be directed to use Woodstock Lane to reach Route 1. Detour signs and electronic message boards are posted to direct drivers, VDOT said.
"The Virginia Department of Transportation and its contractor, Corman Construction, Inc., are replacing an 88-year-old bridge on Route 1 over Aquia Creek to improve the infrastructure on this primary road," VDOT said. Workers must move a nearby water line as part of this project, and the road closure is necessary so workers can access the tie-in point to the water system.
The $5.5 million bridge project began in December 2012 and is expected to conclude in August 2015. "Although single-lane closures will be needed for brief periods of construction, all four lanes of Route 1 will be maintained for the majority of this project," VDOT said.
Click Here to learn more about the Route 1 bridge replacement project.
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