Two year project coming to a close
The two year project to replace the Fort Eustis Boulevard bridge over the CSX railroad is in the final stages and motorists should be prepared for a series of traffic pattern changes over the next three weeks to accommodate the remaining necessary work. The schedule is weather dependent and those driving in the area should pay attention to signage and changes.
Current traffic pattern
The traffic pattern on Fort Eustis Boulevard (Route 105) between the reservoir and interstate currently consists of one lane in each direction, both of which are traveling on the eastbound lanes (away from Fort Eustis) to allow for work on and adjacent to the westbound lanes (toward Fort Eustis).
Scheduled traffic pattern change #1
Beginning after the morning rush hour on Friday, May 8th, contractors will shift the traffic to the westbound lanes (toward Fort Eustis). There will still only be one lane in each direction, both traveling on the westbound lanes. This shift is so that the contractor can make necessary repairs to the eastbound roadway adjacent to the new bridge over the railroad. This work is expected to take about a week.
Scheduled traffic pattern change #2
Approximately a week later, the traffic pattern will shift again to accommodate work needed to be completed in the median. At that time, there will be one lane of traffic in each direction on each side of the roadway with the two inside lanes being closed. This pattern will remain for approximately two weeks.
Scheduled traffic pattern change #3
Once the entire project is completed, traffic patterns will return to the typical two travel lanes in each direction. The project is expected to be completed by May 28th, weather permitting.
Citizens with questions about the project can contact the City's 311 Center at 757-933-2311 or email@example.com.