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Road repairs to slow traffic on Gayton

A section of Gayton Road will be restricted to one lane, beginning Monday, Sept. 24, while a contractor makes repairs at the crossing of Deep Run Creek.

Gayton’s eastbound lane will be closed near the creek, which is between Monmouth and Cedarbluff drives. All traffic will be directed to Gayton’s westbound lane. Temporary traffic signals will guide eastbound and westbound motorists in alternating fashion through the work zone.

The Henrico County Department of Public Works (DPW) expects the road repairs to take about three weeks to complete. The contractor will be working seven days per week to fix deteriorated concrete in a box culvert that allows the creek to flow under the road and to reattach a guardrail.

In advance of the lane closure, DPW will place digital message boards along Gayton to alert motorists about the road work and expected delays.
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