Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
April 13, 2016
TRUCK RESTRICTION ON ROUTE 159 IN ALLEGHANY COUNTY BEGINNING APRIL 17
STAUNTON – A bridge replacement on Route 159 (Dunlap Creek Road) in Alleghany County requires narrow travel lanes and temporary traffic signals for about five months beginning Sunday, April 17. Trucks wider than 8 feet 6 inches will be prohibited from driving through the work zone, which is about 12 miles south of Interstate 64 and two miles north of Route 311.
Signs on Route 159, Route 311 and I-64 warn drivers of the width restriction. Commercial vehicles can use Route 18 as an alternate route.
Contractors are replacing the Route 159 bridge over Crow Run with a box culvert. Vehicles meeting the width restriction will go through the work zone by following temporary traffic signals and crossing a temporary bridge.
The vehicle-width restriction and temporary signals will be in place until completion of the bridge replacement, which is scheduled for September 2016. All work is weather permitting.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
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