Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Feb. 19, 2014
VDOT TO PLACE TEMPORARY MARKINGS IN VICINITY OF HAPPY CREEK ROAD
STAUNTON – People may notice some unusual markings on the ground in the vicinity of Happy Creek Road near the eastern Front Royal border with Warren County. The Virginia Department of Transportation will be placing white markings in the shape of an “X” or “T” on the ground for aerial survey work.
These markings will either be painted onto the roadway or be placed on the ground using vinyl sheets that are approximately four feet long. It is very important that these markings remain undisturbed and not moved.
The survey work is to assist VDOT engineers in assessing terrain, drainage, utilities and other ground features in conjunction to future improvements to Happy Creek Road in the area of its prospective intersection with Leach Run Parkway.
Design work on Happy Creek Road is not scheduled to begin until 2015. However it is necessary to get survey data now, before trees go into full leaf, so engineering planning can commence in the coming months.
Placement of the white markings does not indicate future road alignment or right of way acquisition points. The panels are simply reference marks for the surveyors.
The white vinyl sheets are anticipated to be removed by VDOT sometime in early spring 2014.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
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