newsovernight closure of barracks road starts june 26 for waterline installation project

Overnight closure of Barracks Road starts June 26 for waterline installation project

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The Charlottesville Department of Utilities is beginning a waterline installation project along Barracks Road beginning June 26.

As a result of the project, a Sunday through Thursday overnight closure will take place on Barracks Road from 8 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the next morning.

The project is expected to be completed by August 5.

The nightly overnight closure of Barracks Road will begin at Emmet Street to the north and will extend south to the intersection with Rugby Road.

Overnight closures of this section of Barracks Road will allow the city’s contractor, Linco Inc., to work more efficiently, decreasing the overall duration of the project.

A detour will direct traffic around the closure via Emmet Street, the 250 Bypass, Dairy Road, and Rugby Road. Local traffic will have access to Howard Drive, Buckingham Road, and Hilltop Road from the Rugby Road intersection.

This waterline installation project will replace pipes that are approximately 70 years old, and susceptible to breaks.

For more information or to view the detour route, visit

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.