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April 12, 2019 8:00 AM

Oak Lee Drive Partial Reconstruction Project - Beginning April 15, 2019 and lasting 4-6 months.

Motorists, Residents of Briar Run Subdivision, and Marketplace at Potomac Towne Center Visitors and Business Owners:

Please be advised that the City of Ranson will begin work to repair pavement and reconstruct portions of the center median and sidewalks along Oak Lee Drive between West Virginia Route 9 and the traffic circle at the entrance of the Briar Run Subdivision. Work will also be performed along the shopping center’s internal circulation roadway between the Roy Rogers and Panera restaurants. This project is being performed to repair major damage caused by a main water line break in December 2017. Temporary repair measures were performed immediately after the incident, but the damage necessitates more substantive permanent repairs and reconstruction.

The project is expected to take 4 - 6 months and will involve several changes in traffic patterns for both motorists and pedestrians. Phase 1 will begin with intermittent complete closures of the northbound lanes on Oak Lee Drive and the roadway between Roy Rogers and Panera Bread for a period of 1 - 2 weeks. During this time motorists will be detoured through the shopping center’s internal roadway network around the work zone.

After the first two weeks of intermittent closures, the City’s construction contractor will install concrete barriers to close off the right travel lane on northbound Oak Lee Drive and close off the roadway between Roy Rogers and Panera Bread. Detour signs will route motorists along the shopping center’s internal roadways for access to businesses and around the work zone. Detours will also be provided for pedestrians. This closure will last approximately 2 additional months

In conjunction with the intermittent and long-term closures on Oak Lee Drive, one left turn lane from eastbound WV Route 9 to northbound Oak Lee Drive will also be closed, and a temporary stop sign added at the right turn from westbound Route 9 to northbound Oak Lee Drive. The new traffic patterns along Route 9 will remain in place for the duration of Phase 1 and into future phases of the work, and motorists on Route 9 should expect rush-hour delays.

The City of Ranson will provide additional traffic advisories prior to each change in the traffic patterns. We appreciate your patience during this disruptive re-construction project.

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