U.S. 29 reopens to traffic in Fauquier

CULPEPER — Drivers taking U.S. 29 through Fauquier County once again have a straight shot into Northern Virginia.

Late Friday night, right on schedule, the road’s northbound lanes reopened to traffic just south of the Prince William County line, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Chemung Contracting Corp., of Culpeper County, built the improvements under a $3.54 million design-build contract. Chemung partnered with Volkert Inc., of Springfield, which designed the project.

“The execution of this project required close partnering between the VDOT project team and Chemung’s team,” VDOT Culpeper District engineer John Lynch said. “Chemung’s dedicated staff was critical to the project’s success, from engineering through construction. They worked long hours and solved challenges as they arose, always attentive to completing the work on time and with excellence.”

The closure of that portion of U.S. 29, which began July 8, caused 30-minute delays at peak rush hour for motorists using the VDOT detour.

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From wire reports

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