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CONTACT:
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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Sandy.Myers@vdot.virginia.gov
540-292-2500 (cell)
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670 (cell)
STA10-185

Nov. 8, 2010



ELK RUN BRIDGE ON ROUTE 624 TO CLOSE FOR BRIDGE WORK

STAUNTON – Elk Run Bridge on Route 624 (Mill Lane) in Rockingham County will be closed for bridge work. This closure is expected to begin on Nov. 10 and will last until mid-December 2010.  This bridge work will replace the bridge superstructure.

A bridge superstructure includes a bridge deck, handrails, curbs, floor system and other structural members or bridge parts that rest on a bridge’s piers or bearings.

Route 624 is located between Route 33 (Spotswood Trail) and Route 623 (Mount Pleasant Road), which is southeast of the Town of Elkton. The Elk Run Bridge is located 1.8-miles north of Route 33.

The detour is as follows:

Motorists wishing to access Route 624 south of the bridge should use the Route 33 intersection with Route 624.  

Motorists wishing to access Route 624 north of the bridge should use the Route 33 intersection with Route 634 (Tanyard Bridge Road) follow the posted detour signs to the intersection of Route 623 to Route 624.

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

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