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Sidewalk project underway at Gloucester Point

A project is underway at Gloucester Point that should make it a bit easier for pedestrians to get around in that area.

The Virginia Department of Transportation has begun installing sidewalks on the east side of Route 17 from just north of the toll plaza for the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge to Farmwood Road near the Pizza Hut restaurant.

Jireh Construction Co., Inc., of Richmond is the general contractor for the sidewalk project, according to VDOT spokesperson Kelly Hannon. Sidewalk is being installed on an approximately 0.6-mile stretch of Route 17 at a cost of $752,000. Work began in late September, she said, and should be completed in January.

Anne Ducey-Ortiz, Gloucester director of planning and zoning, said the project will allow greater connectivity in that portion of the county. The sidewalks will allow pedestrians to more safely get from place to place in the lower county, she said.

The sidewalks will tie in with handicap cuts already in place at Gloucester Point, Duce...

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