FREDERICKSBURG – Expect brief delays on Route 3 on the Robert O. Norris Bridge over the Rappahannock River next week between Lancaster and Middlesex counties as work continues to paint the bridge’s three center spans.

Daytime lane closures will resume on Wednesday, May 31. Route 3 will be reduced to one lane from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Saturday, June 3. Crews continue to assemble and install painting platforms. Automated flagging stations will control traffic on the bridge.

No lane closures are scheduled on Norris Bridge through Tuesday, May 30, for the Memorial Day holiday.

Cleaning and painting the bridge’s center spans will protect its structural steel elements and prevent deterioration and corrosion.

This project will complete a full painting of the Norris Bridge spans. Additional spans were cleaned and painted between 2009-2012.

Additional information on the painting project is available online at the project page on


Real-time information on the bridge work zone and lane closures will be available on 511Virginia.

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