FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) invites the public to attend a “Pardon Our Dust” meeting on Wednesday, May 30, to learn more about upcoming construction during the summer of 2018 to mill and pave the Robert O. Norris Bridge with a waterproofing deck overlay.

The bridge deck overlay is the travel surface that motorists ride on. The waterproof overlay will serve as a protective layer over the bridge’s structural steel grid deck.

The “Pardon Our Dust” meeting will be held:

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

6 p.m.

Lancaster Middle School 


191 School Street

Kilmarnock, VA 22482

A brief presentation will be delivered at the beginning of the meeting. VDOT and project contractor staff will share information on anticipated traffic impacts and will be available to answer questions.

“Pardon Our Dust” meeting materials will be posted online to the project page on on May 30.

Project Background

VDOT is milling up the existing deck overlay, which is a combination of concrete and asphalt. An impermeable asphalt, Rosphalt, will be used for the new overlay. The new surface is intended to reduce the frequency of unscheduled repairs to the existing concrete and asphalt. Drivers will notice a smoother riding surface at the end of the project.

The Norris Bridge carries Route 3 over the Rappahannock River between Lancaster and Middlesex counties. It carries an average of 8,208 vehicles daily on weekdays, and an average of 6,326 vehicles daily on weekends.