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June 14, 2010


STAUNTON – Box culvert installation work on the Port Republic Road widening project in Rockingham County will produce lane closures later this week.

The work zone is located 0.25-mile north of Boyers Road to 0.5-mile south of Reservoir Road.  The work will begin on Thursday, June 17 and conclude by Sunday, June 20.

Lane closures on June 17 and 18 will be between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. with flagger traffic control.  Lane closures with flaggers on June 19 will take place after 2 p.m. when motorists will be directed onto an 18-foot wide temporary gravel road.  Workers at this time will be placing box culvert sections under the existing roadway.

By 8 a.m. on June 20 the temporary road will be 22-feet wide to allow for two-way traffic flow until 2 p.m. Construction at the box culvert area will finish and Port Republic Road will be patched with asphalt.  Two-way traffic will return to the mainline on Port Republic Road by 2 p.m. on June 20.

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

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