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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)
STAN-58077

May 25, 2012



RAILROAD WORK TO CAUSE ROAD CLOSURES

STAUNTON – Portions of Route 262 (Woodrow Wilson Parkway) in Augusta County and Route 340 (Eastside Highway) in Rockingham County will be closed for railroad work.

On Route 262, near the Route 11 intersection, the Shenandoah Valley Railroad will be doing work at this crossing from June 2 at 7 a.m. to June 3 at 8 p.m. This location on Route 262 is 1.5 miles west of Interstate 81 exit 225. Route 262 will be closed at this location during this time period.  Detour routes are as follows:

Detour route for Route 262 northbound traffic will be Route 11 (Commerce Road) northbound to Route 612 (Laurel Hill Road) eastbound to I-81 southbound to exit 225.  Detour route for Route 262 southbound traffic will be I-81 northbound to exit 227, Route 612 westbound to Route 11 southbound to Route 262.

On Route 340 the railroad work is located 1.5 miles north of Route 649 (Island Ford Road).  Norfolk Southern Railroad is performing this work on June 1 at 8 p.m. to June 3 at 8 p.m. Route 340 will be closed in this location during this period.  Detour routes are as follows:

Detour route for Route 340 northbound traffic will be Route 649 to Route 33 eastbound (Spotswood Trail) to Route 340 at Elkton.  Detour route for Route 340 southbound traffic will be Route 33 westbound to Route 649 eastbound to Route 340.

All work is weather permitting and subject to change.

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

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