RELEASE:

CONTACT:
IMMEDIATE

Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Sandy.Myers@vdot.virginia.gov
540-292-2500 (cell)

Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670 (cell)
STA17-177

Oct. 17, 2017



PART OF ROUTE 55 IN WARREN COUNTY CLOSING OCTOBER 19

STAUNTON – A portion of Route 55 (West Strasburg Road) in Warren County is scheduled to be closed from Thursday, October 19, through Friday, November 17. This closure is just west of Route 340/522 (North Shenandoah Avenue) near the town of Front Royal. It allows contractors to construct the part of Route 55 within the new Quadrant Roadway Intersection (QRI). See map below.

Traffic delays are expected in this area from mid-morning through early afternoon October 19 due to paving and line-painting operations. Motorists traveling from Front Royal to Interstate 66 should consider using Route 55 (John Marshall Highway) to I-66 exit 13 in the Linden area. Motorists traveling from I-66 to Front Royal can use exit 13 and John Marshall Highway.

Once the Route 55 (West Strasburg Road) closure is in place, drivers follow one of these detours:

  • Drivers heading east on Route 55 from Strasburg or A.S. Rhodes Elementary School turn right onto Quadrant Road, which leads to a new traffic signal at Route 340/522. Drivers then turn right to reach Front Royal, or left to reach East Strasburg Road or Interstate 66.
  • Drivers who use Route 55 to reach Strasburg or A.S. Rhodes Elementary School from Route 340/522 will turn onto Quadrant Road at the new traffic signal, then turn left onto Route 55.

Property owners along Route 55 will have access to their homes throughout the four-week roadway construction.

Through mid-November 2017, motorists can also expect daytime and overnight lane closures for final paving on portions of Route 55 and Route 340/522 just north of Front Royal. This is part of the construction of the QRI and the new South Fork Shenandoah River bridge. Motorists traveling from Front Royal to Interstate 66 may be able to minimize congestion by using Route 55 (John Marshall Highway) to I-66 exit 13 in the Linden area. Motorists traveling from I-66 to Front Royal can use exit 13 and John Marshall Highway.

The QRI and South Fork bridge are scheduled to fully open to traffic on or about November 17, 2017. All work is weather permitting.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at http://www.511Virginia.org.

The VDOT Customer Service Center can assist with reporting road hazards, asking transportation questions, or getting information related to Virginia’s roads. Call 800-FOR- ROAD (800-367-7623) or use its mobile friendly website at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/. Agents are available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.

The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton. VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at http://www.VirginiaDOT.org

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

(END)



Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

Page last modified: Oct. 17, 2017