Update for Week of 3/7: Information provided courtesy of Erin M. Kozanecki, Deputy County Administrator, Fauquier County Government

The contractor continues to work on the ductbank along Main Street working towards 7-11/Truist Bank (former BB&T). Temporary parking will continue to shift within work areas as necessary to complete ductbank construction.  The contractor began the curb/gutter work near Johnny Monarch along N Frost Street and the portion of the Main Street to the west of this intersection. Over the next week, the contractor will also complete installation of conduit for streetlights; tree pits; and other related streetscape work in the current active work zones.

 Dominion’s contractor are also on site at this time to begin to install, new termination poles at the end of the project areas along Main Street, Frost Street, and Winchester Road/Rectortown Road. These are the new poles for the transition of the underground lines, once completed, from underground back to aerial or above ground

In last week’s update, we noted of the potential to start the lane shift at the Rectortown intersection. We have delayed that shift with the contractor until North Frost closure is completed to minimize the overall impacts with these two intersections at the same time on the community and through traffic.

Concerns on Gentle Harvest Parking – There have been more recent questions on the limitation of access within the Gentle Harvest parking area. Please note that unfortunately the building sustained damage to the overhang that extends into the parking area. As they address these issues and to limit any additional damage or risk, they have restricted access outside of PNC-ATM structure. When directing patrons to parking access, we would suggest directing them to other marked areas on Main Street; areas along both sides of Main Street outside of the construction area; South Frost Street; and always the Marshall Community Center parking lot.

Parking: Temporary parking areas remains with shifts during the ductbank construction. The temporary parking signage has been placed along the project area, and will continue to be adjusted where available.

Deliveries and Events: As a reminder, please let us know if you have an updated delivery schedules for coordination purposes. Also please let us know of any events for coordination and advertisement.  

As a reminder, citizens and visitors should be mindful of the restricted areas for the safety of themselves and the workers. If barrels, safety barriers, etc. are moved or removed, this not only places individuals in potential harm it could pose a potential shutdown of the project by the safety inspectors or VDOT.