Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
540-292-2500 (cell)
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
540-414-5670 (cell)

Aug. 4, 2009


STAUNTON – Route 697 (Morgan Road) in the Reynolds Store area of Frederick County will be closed for pipe installation from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday. This location is 0.35 mile east of North Frederick Pike (Route 522) and 0.7 mile ease of North Frederick Pike.

Motorists may use the following detour: Eastbound on Route 697, take North Frederick Pike (Route 522), southbound to Route 696 (North Timber Ridge Road), northbound to Timber Ridge Road (West Virginia Route 28/2), northbound to Blue Rock Road (West Virginia Route 11). Westbound on Route 697, take Blue Rock Road, eastbound to Timber Ridge Road, southbound to Route 696, southbound to North Frederick Pike, northbound to Route 697.

All work is weather permitting.

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