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Slow Go Over Brent’s Gap 6.10.11

Photo By Tommy Stafford : ©2010 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Traffic slowly winds down from Brent's Gap on 151 as contractors for VDOT tear up asphalt from the road. [1]

Photo By Tommy Stafford : ©2010 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Traffic slowly winds down from Brent's Gap on 151 as contractors for VDOT tear up asphalt from the road.

Brent’s Gap
Nelson County, Virginia

It a slow go over Brent’s Gap if you are heading south out of Nellysford along 151 toward Roseland. For several days now road crews have been removing old asphalt from the highway to eventually resurface it.

An escort truck leads people north through Brent's Gap while road construction is underway. [2]

An escort truck leads people north through Brent's Gap while road construction is underway.

While work is underway, crews have been stopping all traffic going over the mountain and then escorting drivers through the construction site one lane at a time.

A brush clears the area where asphalt was just removed in one of the sharp curves below Brent's Gap. [3]

A brush clears the area where asphalt was just removed in one of the sharp curves below Brent's Gap.

Once the old asphalt has been removed, paving crews will return to put down new blacktop.

VA 511 does not have the construction listed [4], so completion times are not available at this time.

Be safe if you are heading that way, and allow extra time.