Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
540-414-5670 (cell)

June 23, 2010


STAUNTON – A portion of Happy Creek Road in the Town of Front Royal will be closed from June 28 until November for the reconstruction of the Happy Creek Road and East Sixth Street intersection.  The closure location is between Polk Avenue and East Sixth Street.  

The detour is as follows:
Take Happy Creek Road to North Commerce Avenue (Route 522) and turn right.
Follow North Commerce Avenue and turn right onto East Sixth Street (Route 647).
Follow East Sixth Street to Happy Creek Road.

Variable message boards and signs will direct drivers through the detour.

Motorists should expect delays through the Happy Creek Road work zone and also anticipate extra travel time through the detour.

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.

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

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