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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Cellular: (540) 414-5670
STA09-074

April 2, 2009



ADDITIONAL LANE CLOSURES PLANNED FOR NORTH FORK BRIDGE IN FRONT ROYAL AREA

STAUNTON – Motorists should be alert for new lane closures at the North Fork Bride project located on Route 340/522 in the Front Royal area.  Beginning on April 6 at 7 a.m. through April 8 at 5 p.m. West Duck Street will be closed to through traffic from Route 340/522 to Rugby Street.  Detour signs will be erected.  The detour is from Route 340/522 to Route 55 west to Forrest Hill Drive to West Duck Street.

Also the right southbound lane of Route 340/522 is closed, restricting traffic to one southbound lane and one northbound lane throughout the project.  The closures will continue until April 10 at 5 p.m. 

These lane closures will be 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week.
The lane closures will allow the construction of the remaining portion of the bridge deck surface, the west side of the new roadway on Route 340/522 and the West Duck Street intersection. 

Travelers going to Front Royal, exiting Interstate 66 at exit 6 onto Route 340/522, should expect delays.  As an alternative route into Front Royal, motorists can exit I-66 in the Linden area at exit 13 on Route 79 and then head west on Route 55 or motorists can exit Interstate 81 in the Strasburg area at exit 296 and travel east on Route 55. Motorists should expect delays and use extreme caution when traveling in the work zone. 

The speed limit in this work zone is 25 miles-per-hour.

All work and scheduling is weather permitting.  Message signs have been placed at various locations in the Front Royal area, including I-66 to alert motorists of this traffic pattern change.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511.  In areas where 511 is unavailable, dial 1-866-MY511VA (866-695-1182) (TTY/TDD users, call 711).  Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.

Highway safety is everyone’s responsibility. Virginia’s highway safety partnership — the Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and Virginia State Police — challenges you to help prevent highway fatalities. Buckle up. Avoid distractions. Share the road. Drive drug- and alcohol-free. Obey speed limits.  For more information on the Highway Safety Challenge and things you can do to avoid becoming Virginia’s next traffic fatality, visit www.safeVAhighways.org.



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