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Jen Ward 540-387-5238
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SAL 179

March 2, 2016



TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 773 AND ROUTE 646 TO BE CLOSED IN MARCH FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENTS IN PATRICK COUNTY

SALEM – Two bridges in Patrick County on Route 773 and Route 646 are scheduled for replacement this month and detours will be in place.

Beginning on Monday, March 28 at 9 a.m., Route 773 (Ararat Highway) will be closed for five consecutive days while the bridge over Fall Creek is replaced. The road will be closed for approximately 300 feet at the bridge located between Route 614 and Route 814. A detour will be in place with signs directing traffic to alternate routes. Weather permitting, the road is expected to re-open on Friday, April 1 at 4 p.m.

On Monday, March 14 at 9 a.m., Route 646 (Little Dan River Road) will be closed for five consecutive days while the bridge over Pig Creek is replaced.  The road will be closed for 300 feet, approximately 100 feet on either end including the bridge, for the duration of the closure. A detour will be in place with signs directing traffic to alternate routes. Weather permitting, the road is expected to re-open on Friday, March 18 at 4 p.m.

Drivers are encouraged to plan their travel accordingly and to expect delays due to the detours that will be in place.

For the latest information on this traffic alert, visit www.511Virginia.org or follow us on twitter at @511southwestva or @VaDOTSalem.



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