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Road work continues in Halifax

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Town of Halifax is expected to complete surface improvements prior to the Labor Day weekend 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]), weather permitting, according to Halifax Town Manager Carl Espy. 

He urged motorists to 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. 

Prior to the end of the week, Espy said VDOT’s painting sub-contractor, Roadmark Corporation is expected to complete painting the traffic lanes, directional arrows and crosswalks from the intersection of Bethel Road (VA Scenic Byway 360) and North Main Street (U.S. Highway 501) and continuing along North Main Street, Mountain Road (VA Scenic Byway 360), and South Main Street (U.S. Highway 501) to Cemetery Street (Route 1111). 

During the week, on street parking on South Main Street and Edmunds Boulevard should not be impacted by the painting activity, and parking areas behind the businesses will be unaffected, he 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. 

VDOT crews also have been installing new pedestrian crosswalk signs at the existing crosswalks and will address potential new crosswalk areas on North Main Street and South Main Street in the near future. 

The week of Monday, Sept. 23, two-hour parking signs are scheduled tentatively to be installed by VDOT crews downtown between Houston Street and Cemetery Street between 8 a.m.-5p.m, Espy said.

For more information contact Town Manager Carl Espy at 434-476-2343.