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Jan. 15, 2009



INTERSTATE 64 SIGN WORK IN AFTON MOUNTAIN AREA WILL CONTINUE NEXT WEEK

STAUNTON – Late next week, the Virginia Department of Transportation will continue its maintenance operations to replace an electronic variable message sign on Interstate 64 in Augusta County.

Efforts to install a new sign on Wednesday night, Jan. 14 were halted once contractors discovered problems with the support connection. VDOT will continue its electronic sign service at this location with a portable electronic sign, which can be remotely activated from the VDOT Traffic Operation Center in Staunton. The portable sign will remain at the site until the new sign is installed.

The sign work for late next week will take place during nighttime hours. Motorists should expect single lane closures in addition to several periods of rolling blockades lead by the Virginia State Police.

The sign work on I-64 is at mile marker 93, eastbound. This location is in Augusta County between exit 91 at Route 285 and Route 608 and exit 94 at Route 340 in Waynesboro.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. In areas where 511 is unavailable, dial 1-800-578-4111. (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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