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April 7, 2008
ROUTE 50 IN FREDERICK COUNTY WILL HAVE MAJOR CLOSURE
Closure will be April 18-21
Detour map >> (PDF, 1.5 MB)
STAUNTON – Motorists traveling on Route 50 near the Virginia border with West Virginia should be alert for an upcoming temporary but major traffic pattern change. The Route 50 westbound lanes will be closed due to railroad work in Gore.
The closure will take place beginning at 7 p.m. on April 18 and lasting until 5 a.m. on April 21. The westbound lanes of Route 50 (Northwestern Pike) in the Gore area of Frederick County will be closed. This location is approximately .1 mile west of Route 752 (Knob Road) and is near the Virginia and West Virginia state line.
The closure is due to railroad work being performed by the Winchester and Western Railroad in the Gore area. All work is weather permitting.
The detour for the Route 50 westbound closure from April 18 -21 is as follows:
For trucks: From the Winchester area take Route 37 to Route 522 northbound to Route 127 westbound to Route 29 southbound to Route 50.
For passenger vehicles: From the Winchester area take Route 37 to Route 50 westbound to Route 600 north, to Route 684 east, to Route 522 northbound, to Route 701 to Route 703 to Route 50.
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