Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
July 19, 2010
TRAFFIC SHIFTS TO OCCUR ON PORT REPUBLIC ROAD AND RIDGEDALE ROAD FOR PAVING
STAUNTON – Paving on the Port Republic Road widening project in Rockingham County will change traffic patterns later this week.
Port Republic Road paving will begin on Monday and occur weekdays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Thursday, traffic will shift approximately 12-feet to the west from 0.22-mile south of Route 704 (Boyers Road) to 0.12-mile south of Route 704 (Boyers Road).
Asphalt placement will also start Monday on Route 704 and Route 710 (Ridgedale Road). Route 710 will relocate approximately 1,000-feet of roadway.
The traffic shifts are anticipated to occur on Thursday by 7 p.m., contingent upon weather conditions and paving operations.
Periodic lane closures controlled by flagging operations will occur during paving and traffic shifts throughout the week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Paving work is expected to conclude by Friday, July 30.
Motorists are advised to use extreme caution in the work zones as drivers become acquainted with the new traffic patterns.
All work is weather permitting.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
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