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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA11-135

June 21, 2011



VDOT HOSTS PORT REPUBLIC ROAD RIBBON-CUTTING EVENT

STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation will host a ribbon cutting event for the Port Republic Road construction project. The event will be on Wednesday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m.  Parking will be at Hose Company No. 4, 2654 Port Republic Road, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801.  The event is open to the public.

Scheduled speakers include:
Master of Ceremonies: Don Komara, VDOT Residency Maintenance Manager
Michael Breeden, Chairman of the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors
Ann Homan, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Rockingham Memorial Hospital Healthcare
Delegate Tony Wilt, Virginia House of Delegates – District 26, Virginia General Assembly
Senator Emmett Hanger, Virginia Senate - District 24, Virginia General Assembly
Randy Kiser, Staunton District Administrator, Virginia Department of Transportation

The Port Republic Road project is still in the final stages of construction, which should be complete in the next few weeks.  The road has been open to traffic since June 10.  The project is located just south of Route 704 (Boyers Road) to just north of the Harrisonburg eastern corporate limits in Rockingham County.

The project was awarded to Branch Highways Inc. of Roanoke on January 20, 2010 and is well ahead of its January 2012 scheduled completion date.  The contract value is $10.1 million.

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

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