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Road work continues in Town of Halifax

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will continue performing surface improvements along the U.S. Highway 501 corridor (South Main Street from the intersection of Mountain Road [VA Scenic Byway 360] to North Main Street at the intersection of Bethel Road [VA Scenic Byway 360]) starting tentatively today, weather permitting.

According to Halifax Town Manager Carl Espy, motorists should be alert to machinery operating on Mountain Road, South Main Street and North Main Street during this period along with personnel directing traffic when necessary. 

VDOT has provided a detailed schedule of the milling, repaving and repainting work on Mountain Road, South Main Street and North Main Street.

Starting on Monday, VDOT’s contractor, Adams Construction Company, will perform surface paving work beginning at 7 a.m. at the intersection of Mountain Road (VA Scenic Byway 360) and South Main Street (U.S. Highway 501) and continue along North Main Street, concluding at 6 p.m. Monday, weather permitting. 

The Halifax Police Department will be directing traffic at the intersection if needed. All required signage alerting motorists of the work zone conditions will be installed at the end of each shift, Espy said.  

Work will resume starting at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, if necessary to complete the paving on North Main Street (U.S. Highway 501) to just north of the intersection of Bethel Road (VA Scenic Byway 360), concluding at 6 p.m. 

VDOT’s painting sub-contractor, Roadmark Corporation, will be repainting traffic lanes, edge lines, crosswalks and turn lanes within 72 hours of the paving completion and Payne’s Parking Design, Inc. will repaint on-street parking spaces, ADA parking stencils and yellow-line curbing on behalf of the Town of Halifax, he said. 

Additional information regarding the details for the on-street painting work will be forthcoming.

During the week, on-street parking on South Main Street and Edmunds Boulevard should not be impacted by the paving activity, and parking areas behind the businesses will be unaffected. However, on-street parking will likely be restricted after regular business hours in order to repaint on-street parking spaces, Espy said. 

Motorists, business owners, customers and pedestrians traveling in this general area should exercise caution at all times when the contractors and sub-contractors are in operation and factor in additional time for travel through the project area, he added.