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Sept. 10, 2014


STAUNTON – Part of Route 704 (Back Creek Road) in Frederick County will be closed to through traffic beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, September 15, 2014 while the Virginia Department of Transportation replaces a bridge over Back Creek. The work is expected to be complete on Friday, September 26, weather permitting.


Only local traffic will be allowed on Route 704 between Route 632 (Sand Mine Road) and Route 617 (Pinetop Road). Through traffic will use the following detours, which include roads in Virginia and West Virginia:


  • Southbound traffic will be directed west on Route 751 (Gore Road), west on Route 50 (Northwestern Pike), south on Route 259 (Carper’s Pike) into West Virginia, southeast on Back Creek Road and east on White Pine Ridge Road, which then becomes Virginia Route 617 and leads back to Route 704.


  • Northbound traffic will travel west on Route 617 into West Virginia to White Pine Ridge Road, northwest on Back Creek Road, north on Route 259 (Carper’s Pike) into Virginia, east on Route 50 (Northwestern Pike) and east on Route 751 (Gore Road) to Route 704.


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 and at For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center 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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