Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
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April 17, 2009


STAUNTON – Route 794 (Sangers Lane), between Route 792 (Basley Road) and Route 642 (Barren Ridge Road), will be closed due to bridge replacement activities from April 27 to Dec. 16.

Motorists can use the following detour:

  • Westbound on Route 794, take Route 792 south to Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) east to Route 642 north to Route 794.
  • Eastbound on Route 794, take reverse of westbound detour.

All work and scheduling is weather permitting. Message signs will be placed at various locations to alert motorists of this traffic pattern change.

The new structure will be a two-lane, single span, 27-foot 8-inch wide concrete box beam with asphalt overlay deck bridge with an unrestricted weight limit. This will replace a 3-ton weight limit, single-lane steel beam wood floor bridge over Christians Creek. The new structure will have full roadway approaches and shoulders transitioning into the existing stabilized road on the east side and transitioning into the existing asphalt roadway on the west side.

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

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