Weather Conditions Hamper Improvements to Route 205 in KG/VDOT Promises To Monitor And Make Repairs as Needed

Last week Virginia Department Of Transportation issued a notice in their weekly report that several milling and repaving projects would be ongoing in the King George area.

Among the work VDOT reported single lane closures with alternating one-way traffic on Route 205 beginning from the Westmoreland County line to Route 301 for milling, paving and pavement marking.

However the recent rain has caused an unanticipated number of pot holes from erosion after the milling process.

We wrote to VDOT to apprise them of complaints of pot holes on this section of road way and Kelly Hannon of VDOT promptly issued the following response:

Thank you for sharing Mr. (name removed by colonial beach news) comments with us, and I’ve shared them with our construction team for their awareness.

We apologize for the rougher than usual ride motorists experienced on Route 205 over the weekend in King George. We are milling and paving approximately 4 miles of Route 205 between the Westmoreland County line and the Route 301 intersection. We had a crew patching potholes this morning that emerged in the milled section after the intense rainfall this weekend. We will continue to monitor the milled area for additional potholes until we are able to place the final layer of asphalt. 

Drivers can expect all paving work to be completed on Route 205 by mid-August. 

In addition to placing new asphalt, and adding fresh pavement markings, we are widening the shoulder of Route 205 by a variable 2-3 feet on each side of the road. We need three days of dry weather to complete this minor widening work, also known as trenching, before we can start to place asphalt over the currently milled section. It will depend on the weather, but it may be late this week or early next week before we are able to resume paving in the milled section. We will closely monitor this segment for any pavement breakup or hazards in the interim. 

Here is a complete list of all work being done in King George:

Dahlgren commuters can expect some delays next week as well as VDOT does a number of repairs along Routes 205, 218 and a section of 301 north of 218. 

Here are a list of King George County Work Zones for next week. 

  Route 205 Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Single lane closure. Expect alternating one-way traffic from the Westmoreland County line to Route 301 for milling, paving and pavement marking.   

  Route 218 (Caledon Road)   Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Crews will be removing and installing new guardrail on Route 218 from Route 600 to just east of Vertical Ridge Road. Expect mobile lane closures and direction by flagging crew. 

  Route 301 (James Madison Parkway) Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Expect single lane closures on Route 301 northbound from the Route 607/Route 625 intersection to just north of Route 218 for paving work. 

  Route 630 Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Crews will be patching on Route 630 from just north of Route 660 to Route 3.

Westmoreland County Work Zones will be scattered through-out the county. Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. expect single lane closures, with direction from a flagging crews, on various secondary routes throughout Westmoreland County, for surface treatment.  

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