VDOT News - Staunton



Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264

Nov. 1, 2017


STAUNTON – A portion of Route 616 (Rich Patch Road) in Alleghany County south of Covington is scheduled to be closed on Monday, November 6, for a drainage pipe replacement. The closure will be in place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Route 621 (Roaring Run Road) and Route 620 (Watahala Lane). All work is weather permitting.

Through traffic using Route 616 should follow one of these posted detours: 

  • Northbound traffic will detour north on Route 619 (Hayes Gap Road), west on Route 657 (Pfizer Gap Road), north on Route 18 (Potts Creek Road/Carpenter Drive), east on Route 60 (Madison Street), east on Interstate 64 to exit 21, and then south on Route 696 (Selma-Low Moor Road) to the end of the detour.
  • Southbound traffic will detour north on Route 696 (Selma-Low Moor Road), west on Interstate 64 to exit 16A, west on Route 60 (Madison Street), south on Route 18 (Carpenter Drive/Potts Creek Road), east on Route 657 (Pfizer Gap Road), and then south on Route 619 (Hayes Gap Road) to the end of the detour. 

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. 

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


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