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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA09-167

July 31, 2009



NEW TRAFFIC SIGNAL ON ROUTE 1554 IN FREDERICK COUNTY TO GO INTO OPERATION

STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation will place a new traffic signal into operation during the week of Aug. 3. The signal is located at Route 1554 (Channing Drive) and Route 657 (Senseny Road) in Frederick County. On Tuesday, Aug. 4, the signal will go into flash mode at 9 a.m. On Friday, Aug. 7, the signal will be placed into full operation at 9 a.m.

Motorists are urged to drive with caution in the area of the new signal as drivers become acquainted with its operation.

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.

Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

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