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June 9, 2011


STAUNTON – On Friday, June 10 all lanes will be open to traffic on the Port Republic Road project in Rockingham County.  The $10.1 million contract for the project was awarded to Branch Highways Inc. of Roanoke by the Commonwealth Transportation Board on Jan. 10, 2010.  Construction began soon after that date and has proceeded well ahead of the January 2012 completion date.

Motorists should be aware that although all the lanes are open and the traffic signals are operational, there are construction activities on-going.  There will be intermittent single lane closures occurring as signs, shared use path guiderail, landscaping and other elements of the project are completed. The 35 mile-per-hour speed limit remains in effect as construction work continues and caution should be exercised when traveling through the work zone.  Once construction is complete the speed limit will be 45 miles-per-hour in this location.

The Port Republic Road project extends from just south of Route 704 (Boyers Road) to just north of the Harrisonburg eastern corporate limits.

Work on Route 280 (Southeast Connector) also continues with some lane closures at the intersection with Port Republic Road.

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

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