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Jason Bond 540-387-5493
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SALEM 35

Aug. 16, 2010



TRAFFIC ALERT: TRAFFIC DETOUR FOR ROUTE 701 BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION TO BE REMOVED IN FIELDALE

SALEM – Weather permitting, on Tuesday, Aug. 17, the detour currently in place in Fieldale due to work on the Route 701 bridge over the Smith River will be removed.  The traffic pattern will return to the way it was prior to the bridge construction.  Traffic has been detoured between Route 701 (Field Avenue) and Route 57 since April 2009.

Specifically, drivers will need to adjust to a change at the intersection of Route 609 (South Daniels Creek Road) and Route 682 (River Road).  Traffic on Route 609 will be required to stop at this intersection.  Currently, drivers are stopping only on Route 682.  The stop signs on Route 682 will be removed.

Electronic message boards are in place to alert drivers to this change.  Signs are installed on Route 609 and Route 682 to draw attention to the new traffic pattern.



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