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Prince William Forest Park Road Construction
Prince William Forest Park Road Construction

From the National Park Service:

Triangle, VA -- Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Eastern Federal
Lands Highways Division (EFLHD), in cooperation with the National Park
Service (NPS), has begun work on a rehabilitation project within Prince
William Forest Park. The first phase of construction, with single-lane
closures began December 1 and will continue through December 10, 2010 on
Scenic Drive and Oakridge Road.

Prince William Forest Park is 15,000 acres located north of Quantico Marine
Corp Base in Triangle, VA; it is west of I-95 and bounded by Route 619
(Triangle, VA) and Route 234 (Dumfries, VA).

As part of this project, rehabilitation work on entrance roadways, Scenic
Drive, Turkey Run Road, Oakridge Road, Telegraph Road, drainage structures,
bridge rails, guardrails, and 13 parking lots throughout the park, will
also be performed.

During Phase I, work will include cleaning the waterways, reconditioning
drainage structures, and removing curb.  The short- term single-lane
closures are expected to happen between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to move
equipment, culvert replacement, and/or other construction related
activities. One lane will remain open for motorists and cyclists, who
should use caution when commuting through the construction area.

Construction crews’ normal work schedule will be Monday thru Friday, 6:00
a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic through the
work zone. Under special circumstances, total road closures will occur. The
public will be notified in advance of any total road closures. Some work
may occur on weekends, Friday thru Monday, 7:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Variable
message boards and signs are posted to direct traffic and to notify
motorists and trail users of all detours and road closures. The planned
completion date for most work is fall 2011.

Inclement weather may require adjustments to the schedule. The NPS will
continue to inform the public and the media of any adjustments in the work
schedule. Every effort is being made to minimize traffic delays and
accomplish the work in a timely manner.

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