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Cold weather delays completion of Route 17 road work

Cold weather has delayed finishing touches to road improvements in upper Gloucester County this week, said Tina Bundy, a spokesperson for the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Crews were scheduled to do final pavement markings and place markers on an approximately 4½-mile stretch on northbound lanes of Route 17, Bundy said, from just north of Route 606 at Ark to about one mile north of Route 610 near Woods Cross Roads.

However, that schedule has been changed, since crews need a stretch of at least several warm weather days to complete the pavement markings. “The line striping is temperature sensitive,” Bundy said.

Crews began milling that section of Route 17 the week before Thanksgiving, and completed paving it in December.

Meanwhile, construction continues on Route 198 (Dutton Road) at the bridge over Harpers Creek. Bundy said that project is progressing on schedule toward completion in May.

Bryant Contracting, Inc., of Toano is in the midst of rehabilitat...

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