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Nov. 12, 2010


STAUNTON – A portion of Happy Creek Road in the Town of Front Royal will be restricted to single-lane traffic controlled by temporary signals beginning Nov. 16.

The location of the signals will be just east of Wakeland Court to approximately 1,000 feet west of Ewell Street. The signals will be located at both ends of the area and will control traffic 24-hours-a-day.

The reason for this restriction is to facilitate excavation work by the contractor.

The signals are anticipated to remain until Dec. 10.

Motorists should expect delays through the Happy Creek Road work zone and also anticipate extra travel time through the signalized section of the project.

Drivers are advised to use caution while traveling through work zone.

The Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded the $4.6 million project on February 17, 2010 to General Excavation Inc. of Warrenton. The completion date is Nov. 14, 2011.

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