The Route 17 improvement project at Gloucester Point is running ahead of schedule, according to Marcie Parker, Virginia Department of Transportation’s assistant district administrator of maintenance.
Phase I of the project has been completed and Phase II is set for completion next week. The final stage of the project looks to be completed by this coming spring rather than the fall of 2011, so it is well ahead of schedule. "And that’s good news for all of us," Parker said.
Motorists traveling along Route 17 at Gloucester Point will be directed to outside travel lanes once Phase III begins, as workers construct a raised concrete median. Parker said left turns will only be allowed at intersections. Tyndall Drive will be re-opened and no other roads will be closed.
Over the next 30 days, motorists should see new signs being put in place, permanent signalization completed, the raised median being constructed, and storm sewer installed along the median.
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