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STA09-129

June 11, 2009



ROUTE 629 REOPENS IN AUGUSTA COUNTY

STAUNTON – Crews have completed work along Route 629 (Deerfield Valley Road) in Augusta County. Route 629 was closed between Route 250 and Route 716 (West Augusta Road) due to a rock slide that occurred May 14.

On May 27, crews from General Excavation Inc. of Warrenton (GEI) began operations at the site and worked 7 days a week. Crews excavated the slope from the top down, removing a portion of the slope to stabilize the area. As the excavation continued, re-evaluations of the slope were made to determine the final depth of the excavation.

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