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Road work starts this week in Town of Halifax / September 16, 2021
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) roadway maintenance contractors, will be working in the Town of Halifax on Friday Sept. 17 on Blue Ridge Lane (Rte. #T-1127), starting at the intersection of Edmunds Boulevard (VA Rte. 349), heading south toward the cul-de-sac and Halifax County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), according to Chad Francis, VDOT Bethel Maintenance Shed superintendent. Crews will work on one travel lane at a time, allowing for essential Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs), and Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority (BRRJA) personnel to access their facilities for regular operations.

However, the general public and court attendees will not be able to travel along or park on Blue Ridge Lane while the repaving is underway. Therefore, while the courts are in session during the paving work, the Town of Halifax Police Department (HPD), will not enforce on-street parking restrictions downtown.

According to Francis, the repaving work should be completed in one day, and re-striping the on-street parking spaces should occur several days after that.

VDOT anticipates the new pavement to be finished by the afternoon of Friday Sept. 17 if all goes to plan, and weather permitting. An alternate date has been set for 09-22-2021.

Line painting may come several days later because of the VDOT contractor’s schedule on other roadways throughout the Halifax Residency area. Temporary markers will be installed after the paving work. A flagging team may help steer general traffic away from Blue Ridge Lane and at any nearby intersections, including ingress and egress next to the HCSO and HPD.

Residents and businesses downtown are encouraged to make plans accordingly while the VDOT’s contracting road crew is resurfacing the pavement. The Halifax Police Department will monitor safety conditions for the traveling public along and surrounding the repaving areas as the roadway work is taking place.

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