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Road improvements continue in Town of Halifax

SoVaNow.com / April 18, 2013
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will continue performing surface improvements along the US Highway 501 corridor (South Main Street from the railroad tracks to North Main Street at the intersection of Bethel Road (VA Scenic Byway 360) during the next several weeks. The work will entail eradicating existing traffic lines, crosswalks and on-street parking spaces, latex application, milling and repaving in certain sections of the roadway and from time to time it will require traffic control and the restriction of on-street parking. Specific schedules and updates will be furnished by VDOT during the process.

During this evening, Thursday April 18, the Slurry Pavers, Inc. will be applying the latex surface material along South Main Street on the southbound travel lane and on-street parking spaces on the west side from the Mountain Road intersection back to the railroad tracks. The pavers were scheduled (weather permitting) to apply the material on the northbound travel lane last night and on street parking spaces along South Main Street on the east side from the railroad tracks to Mountain Road (Scenic Byway 360).

The Halifax Police Department will be directing traffic at the intersection as needed. During the evening of Monday, April 22, the painting sub-contractor, Roadmark Corporation, will be performing work on South Main Street and Edmunds Boulevard, weather permitting. Motorists should be alert to heavy machinery operating on South Main Street and Edmunds Boulevard during this period along with personnel directing traffic when necessary. At times, on-street parking areas will be blocked off. Motorists, business owners, customers, pedestrians and those attending court services traveling in this general area should exercise caution at all times when the VDOT contractors and sub-contractors are in operation. A detailed schedule of the milling, repaving and repainting work on North Main Street should be forthcoming from VDOT.

For further information please contact the following Project Management Team representatives Halifax Town Manager Carl Espy at 476-2343.or County Planner Robbie Love at 476-3300.



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