Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Aug. 16, 2016
TRAFFIC SHIFT ON ROUTE 55 IN WARREN COUNTY
STAUNTON – Motorists should be alert for a traffic-lane shift on Route 55 (Strasburg Road) in Warren County beginning the week of August 22, 2016, and continuing through spring 2017. The traffic shift allows contractors to perform road and utility work as part of the reconstruction of the Route 55 intersection with Route 340/522 at Front Royal.
Both directions of Route 55 will shift to the south between A.S. Rhodes Elementary School and the Route 340/522 intersection, a distance of about 0.3 mile. Pavement markings, signs and traffic barrels will guide drivers through this area. All existing turn lanes will remain in operation.
The Virginia Department of Transportation advises motorists to allow additional time for their daily commute, and expect delays through the work zone as they become familiar with the new traffic pattern.
Contractors are replacing the Shenandoah River South Fork bridge and reconfiguring the Route 55/340/522 intersection with a Quadrant Roadway Interchange. Details on the project, which is scheduled for final completion in late 2017, are available here.
All work is weather permitting.
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