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STA10-110

July 7, 2010



NEW ENTRANCE TO ROCKINGHAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TO OPEN ON JULY 13

STAUNTON – Two new traffic signals and a couple of new entrances can be found at the new Rockingham Memorial Hospital.

The Southeast Connector Road between Port Republic Road and the new Reservoir Street entrance to the hospital will be open to traffic after 2 p.m. on July 13. Motorists entering the hospital complex from Port Republic Road will do so just east of the current Reservoir and Port Republic Road intersection.  

A temporary traffic signal has been placed at the new intersection of Port Republic Road and the Southeast Connector. This signal will be replaced later in the Port Republic Road construction project to accommodate the five lanes of traffic in that area.  

This intersection is opposite the entrance to the future Southeast Connector Road heading south.

The old Reservoir Street intersection at Port Republic Road will close on July 13. The traffic signal at this location will remain until construction is complete, serving traffic on Ridgedale Road and Port Republic Road.

Motorists using Reservoir Street to access Port Republic Road will turn right at another new signal located at the Reservoir Street hospital entrance. This signal went into flash mode on July 6.

Once on the new South East Connector Road motorists will proceed to Port Republic Road.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. In areas where 511 is unavailable, dial 1-866-MY511VA (866-695-1182) (TTY/TDD users, call 711). Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.

Highway safety is everyone’s responsibility. Virginia’s highway safety partnership — the Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and Virginia State Police — challenges you to help prevent highway fatalities. Buckle up. Avoid distractions. Share the road. Drive drug- and alcohol-free. Obey speed limits. For more information on the Highway Safety Challenge and things you can do to avoid becoming Virginia’s next traffic fatality, visit www.safeVAhighways.org.



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