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March 5, 2009


STAUNTON – Motorists should be alert for lane closures at the North Fork Bride project located on Route 340/522 in the Front Royal area. The right southbound lane of Route 340/522 will be closed, restricting traffic to one southbound lane and one northbound lane throughout the project.

The closures will begin at 7 a.m. on March 16 and last for two weeks. The lane closures will be 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week.

The lane closures will allow the construction of the remaining portion of the bridge deck surface.
Travelers going to Front Royal, exiting Interstate 66 at exit 6 onto Route 340/522, should expect delays. As an alternative route into Front Royal, motorists can exit I-66 in the Linden area at exit 13 on Route 79 and then head west on Route 55 or motorists can exit Interstate 81 in the Strasburg area at exit 296 and travel east on Route 55. Motorists should expect delays and use extreme caution when traveling in the work zone.

All work and scheduling is weather permitting. Message signs have been placed at various locations in the Front Royal area, including I-66 to alert motorists of this traffic pattern change.

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