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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA11-202

Oct. 13, 2011



MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR DETOUR AT ROUTE 340 NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILROAD BRIDGE PROJECT

STAUNTON – There will be a detour onto a temporary side road on Route 340 at the Norfolk Southern Railroad bridge project in Page County.  This detour will begin on Oct. 17 at 7 a.m. and last until Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m., 24-hours-a-day. There will be 24-hour-a-day flagger traffic control at this detour location.

Traffic will leave and return to Route 340 using the temporary detour, which is located on the east side of Route 340.  The detour route has a crushed stone surface and motorists should use extreme caution when traveling through this area.  All signs in the area should be obeyed.  

All work is weather permitting.  The detour will be in place while crews install a 72-inch cross drain pipe under Route 340.

This project replaces the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge with a 150-foot long bridge and the Compton Creek Bridge with a 573.5-foot long bridge. The bridges will have a width of 44 feet, which provides for two 12-foot lanes and 10-foot shoulders. The roadway improvements on Route 340 will provide for two 12-foot lanes with four-foot paved shoulders and 10-foot graded shoulders. In locations where guardrail is installed, the paved shoulders will extend to 10 feet. The $23,870,366.60 contract was awarded to Kanawha Stone Co. Inc. of Nitro W.Va. by the Commonwealth Transportation Board on Dec. 8, 2010 with a completion date of Oct. 31, 2013.

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.  Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.  For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.  Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.

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