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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA-070

March 23, 2009



DELAYS AHEAD FOR ALLEGHANY COUNTY ROUTE 18 TRAVELERS DUE TO SLOPE WORK

STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation will be performing slope work in Alleghany County on Route 18 at .25 mile north of Route 614. The work will take place Monday, March 30 to Wednesday, April 1 from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. daily. A single lane will be open to traffic, with flagger traffic control. Motorists should expect lengthy delays in this area during the work. All work is weather permitting.

Motorists can use the following detour: Southbound on Route 18 take Route 615 (Blue Spring Run) to Route 616 (Summit Drive) to Route 613 (Bens Run Road) to Route 18. Northbound on Route 18 can take the reverse of this detour.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

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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