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March 23, 2009


STAUNTON – Route 774 (Cline River Road, New Hope), between Route 608 (Battlefield Road) and Route 775 (Craig Shop Road), will be closed due to bridge replacement activities from Mar. 30 to Nov. 13, 2009.

Motorists can use the following detour:

  • Northbound on Route 774, take Route 608 (Battlefield Road) to Route 778 (Knightly Mill Road) to Route 775 (Craig Shop Road) to Route 774.
  • Southbound on Route 774, take Route 775 (Craig Shop Road) to Route 778 (Knightly Mill Road) to Route 608 (Battlefield Road) to Route 774.

All work and scheduling is weather permitting. Message signs will be placed at various locations on Route 774, Route 775, Route 778 and Route 608 to alert motorists of this traffic pattern change.

The new structure will be a two-lane, double span, 28-foot wide steel beam and concrete deck bridge with an unrestricted weight limit. This will replace a 3-ton weight limit, single-lane steel truss bridge built in 1905. The new structure will have full roadway approaches with shoulders transitioning into the existing stabilized road.

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

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