Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Expect Major Traffic Delays this Sunday in Leesburg

This Sunday, August 15, motorists should be prepared for major traffic delays in Leesburg while Dominion Virginia Power crews continue pulling wires across roadways for the new power line.

The Sunday work will require stopping traffic for up to 15 minutes at a time on South King Street (Route 15) in Leesburg near the Route 7 Bypass interchange, and just east of the interchange on Route 7 Bypass. Crews will work from 5:30 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Throughout the day, State Police and VDOT will monitor traffic queues and temporarily suspend stoppages if necessary to relieve delays.

The work is part of Dominion Virginia Power’s construction of a 12-mile, high-voltage power line from a new substation northwest of Hamilton, near the intersection of Berlin Turnpike and Route 7, to a substation off Cochran Mill Road east of Leesburg. The project requires crews to string electric lines along about nine miles of VDOT roads, crossing them a total of 15 times. Periodic traffic stops will continue through mid-September.

For more information about Dominion’s project and for updates on traffic stops, visit and enter “Pleasant View” in the search bar.

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