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July 25, 2008
PORTION OF ROUTE 50 WEST OF WINCHESTER TO CLOSE FOR RAILROAD WORK
The closure schedule is:
- August 8 at noon, Route 50 eastbound from Route 615 to Route 614 will close and will remain closed until August 11 at 5 a.m.
- August 8 at 7 p.m., Route 50 westbound from Route 614 to Route 615 will close. This will leave all Route 50 lanes closed from Route 614 to Route 615 until 5 a.m. on August 11.
- All lanes of Route 50 will open by 5 a.m. on August 11.
Detour routes will be marked with signs.
Detour routes for eastbound and westbound passenger vehicles will use Route 600 and Route 614. The detour is approximately four miles long, adding five to ten minutes travel time.
Route 50 eastbound truck traffic will detour onto Route 600 north to Route 684 east to Route 522 south to Route 37 south to Route 50.
Route 50 westbound truck traffic will travel to Route 37 to Route 522 north to Route 684 south to Route 600 south to Route 50 west.
Temporary traffic signals will be installed to manage traffic movements at both the Route 50 and Route 600 intersection and at the Route 600 and Route 614 intersection. Motorists should expect single-lane traffic at these intersections. On August 8 from noon to 7 p.m. the traffic control plans may be altered slightly for truck detour routes and flagging on Route 50.
This closure is due to railroad work being performed by the Winchester and Western Railroad. All work is weather permitting. Motorists should use extreme caution when traveling through the work zone and on the detour routes.
Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. In areas where 511 is unavailable, dial 1-866-MY511VA (695-1182). (TTY/TDD users, call 711). Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.
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