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CONTACT:
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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)
STA14-150

June 21, 2014



EMERGENCY REPAIRS BEGIN TODAY ON ROUTE 39 IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

STAUNTON – (9:20 a.m.) Emergency repair work on a washed-out portion of Route 39 (Maury River Road) in Rockbridge County will begin around mid-day today. Contractors will work around the clock, and hope to have the road back open on Thursday (June 26, 2014). All work is weather permitting.

 

Heavy rains on Friday evening damaged Route 39 between Route 780 (Brattons Run) and Route 621 (Farm House Lane). The location is in Goshen Pass, about four miles west of Rockbridge Baths and 15 miles west of Lexington.

 

A detour route has been established. Westbound Route 39 traffic should take Route 11 south in the Lexington area to Interstate 64 west to exit 43 onto Route 780 to Route 39. Eastbound traffic should take Route 780 to I-64 east to exit 55 onto Route 11 to Route 39.

 

For the status of flooded roads go to www.511Virginia.org, look at the orange bar on the top of the page and click on “Text Views” and then click on “Road Condition Table”. Look at the pull down box that lists all jurisdictions.  In this box individual counties can be chosen to view.

 

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. 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.

 

The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton. VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at www.VirginiaDOT.org.

 

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

 

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