Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
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.
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