Two-way traffic on Cecil Ashburn Drive reopens to the public beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019 marking the completion of Phase I. Contractors Carcel & G Construction completed the first phase of the project within 10 months, which is over two months ahead of schedule. Phase II work will consist of completing the remainder of the project and will resume while motorist use the two new eastbound lanes for temporary two-way traffic. Read the news post to learn more.
Work remains on Sutton Road, Old Big Cove Road and primarily within the westbound lanes of Cecil Ashburn. Sutton Road will have 5-lanes when complete and Old Big Cove will have double left turns heading westbound as well as an extended right turn tapers. The remaining work on Cecil Ashburn consists of finishing utility installation, drainage construction, slope stabilization and asphalt paving. The contractor will also install the final open-graded friction course asphalt layer and permanent striping and signage on all lanes next Spring as the westbound lanes are completed. The remaining work will be temperature and weather dependent.
Motorists should be aware that the area remains an active construction zone in which the speed limit will be 35 mph through the area as construction continues to occur. The Land Trust parking area will remain closed and will be used to store equipment and materials needed to complete the project.
Updated October 18, 2019