- Last Updated on Friday, 08 March 2013 11:50
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Snow, ice and rain delays paving of new bridge deck
FREDERICKSBURG— A combination of this week’s snow, ice and rain has delayed the final phase of work on the Route 205 bridge rehabilitation in Westmoreland County.
The bridge, which has been closed since early November 2012, was expected to reopen to traffic on Friday, March 8, however this week’s winter storm has caused a one week delay. Crews were scheduled to pave the bridge deck this week and open the bridge to traffic. Although conditions have improved, it has been determined that it remains too wet to place the final layer of asphalt on the bridge. VDOT construction officials indicate that paving under these conditions could lead to future pavement break-up and potentially cause an additional closing of the bridge.
Forecasters predict that the next few days will be dry and mild, which are ideal conditions for paving.
VDOT anticipates that the bridge will be open to traffic by Friday, March 15.
For more details about this project visit www.virginiadot.org. For real time traffic and travel information anywhere in Virginia; call 511 or visit www.511virginia.org.
- Last Updated on Friday, 08 March 2013 11:15
- Published on Friday, 08 March 2013 11:12
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Police responded on scene at the Colonial Beach 7-Eleven last night after two unknown assailants attempted to steal one of the cash registers, according to Chief William Seay, shortly after midnight on March 8.
Heavy police presence surrounded the store for several hours while police questioned staff and reviewed surveillance tapes.
It was reported that the robbers came in and left on foot. So a King George K-9 was brought in to circle the block looking for any scent but, found nothing at around 12:30 a.m.
Colonial Beach Fire Department was called in around 1:30 a.m. for unknown reasons but was put back into service within minutes of arriving.
It was reported that no one was hurt during the event. No word on what was successfully taken.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 28 February 2013 11:02
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Ridge Road in Westmoreland County will now open to traffic on Friday, March 8
FREDERICKSBURG – Route 205 (Ridge Road) in Westmoreland County will open to traffic at the newly rehabilitated Tides Mill Stream bridge on Friday, March 8.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 09:51
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Due to over $800,000 in budget cuts from the federal government, Superintendent Kathleen Beane told the school board that Colonial Beach Schools will ask the town and county for an extra $400,000 to avoid layoffs in the next school year.
The budget is still in the planning stages, but Beane presented the board with a brief overview of the