VDOT News - Staunton
Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Aug. 4, 2023
RAIL CROSSING REPAIRS TO CLOSE ROUTE 256 AT WEYERS CAVE
Lane Closures at Route 11/262 Intersection in Staunton
STAUNTON – Repairs to Shenandoah Valley Railroad crossings require traffic restrictions at two locations in Augusta County. Route 256 (Weyers Cave Road) will be closed to through traffic from about 6 p.m. Friday, August 11, through about 5 p.m. Monday, August 14. This closure is in the Weyers Cave area between Route 276/750 (Keezletown Road) and Route 2003 (Wayside Drive). The crossing is about one mile east of the Interstate 81 exit 235 interchange.
Local traffic will be able to access homes and businesses on either side of the crossing. Through traffic will be detoured as follows:
- Drivers approaching from the west (including I-81) will go south on Route 11 (Lee Highway) and then north on Route 750 (Keezletown Road) to the end of the detour.
- Drivers approaching from the east (including the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport) will go south on Route 750 (Keezletown Road) and then north on Route 11 (Lee Highway) to the end of the detour.
On Sunday, August 13 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., railroad crossing repairs are also scheduled on Route 262 (Woodrow Wilson Parkway) next to the intersection of Route 11 (Commerce Road) in Staunton. During that time, the northbound lane of Route 262 will be closed just east of the intersection. Turn lanes from northbound and southbound Route 11 onto northbound Route 262 will also be closed.
Drivers who need to access northbound Route 262 during the closure will detour north on Route 11, east on Route 612 (Laurel Hill Road) and then south on I-81 to Route 262 at exit 225.
Digital message signs will advise motorists of the rail-crossing repairs on Route 256 and Route 262. 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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