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VDOT continues work in Halifax, caution warranted

SoVaNow.com / July 29, 2013
The Virginia Department of Transportation began making surface improvements along the U.S. Highway 501 corridor in Halifax (from South Main Street from the intersection of Mountain Road) to North Main Street at the intersection of Bethel Road (VA Scenic Byway 360) this Saturday, July 27, with work continuing through the week of July 29, weather permitting.

Motorists should be alert to machinery operating on Mountain Road, South Main Street and North Main Street during this period along with personnel directing traffic when necessary. VDOT has provided a detailed schedule of the milling, repaving and repainting work on Mountain Road, South Main Street and North Main Street.

Starting on Saturday July 27, VDOT’s contractor, Adams Construction Company, performed surface milling work beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Mountain Road from Academy Street (Route #652), to the intersection of South Main Street (US Highway 501) and continuing, time permitting, along a portion of North Main Street, concluding at 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening, weather permitting.

The Halifax Police Department will be directing traffic at the intersection if needed. All required signage alerting motorists of the work zone conditions will be installed at the end of each shift.

Work will resume starting at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, July 29 and Tuesday, July 30, tentatively, for full-width milling on North Main Street (US Highway 501) and side street connections to the intersection of Bethel Road with work each day concluding at 6:00 p.m.

Paving will begin along the same corridor of Mountain Road during the morning of Wednesday, July 31, starting at 7:00 a.m., weather permitting, and then continue along North Main Street through the work shift ending at 6:00 p.m. The paving work will resume on North Main Street during the same work shift hours (7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) on Thursday, August 1 and Friday, August 2, weather permitting.

VDOT’s painting sub-contractor, Roadmark Corporation will be repainting traffic lanes, edge lines, crosswalks and turn lanes within 72 hours of the paving completion and Payne’s Parking Design, Inc. will repaint on-street parking spaces, ADA parking stencils and yellow-line curbing on behalf of the Town of Halifax.

During the week, on-street parking on South Main Street and Edmunds Boulevard should not be impacted by the milling and paving activity and parking areas behind the businesses will be unaffected.

However, motorists, business owners, customers and pedestrians traveling in this general area should exercise caution at all times when the contractors and sub-contractors are in operation and factor in additional time for travel through the project area.

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