Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
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June 4, 2010


STAUNTON –   As part of the Port Republic Road (Route 253) widening project, work at the intersection of Port Republic Road and Stone Spring Road will begin Friday, June 11 and last until June 21.  Stone Spring Road will be closed to thru traffic from Port Republic Road to Peach Grove Avenue.


A detour lasting from June 11 at 6 p.m. until June 21 at 6 p.m. will be implemented as follows:


  • Stone Spring Road eastbound traffic headed to Port Republic Road will turn left onto Peach Grove Avenue and then turn right onto Port Republic Road.


  • Port Republic Road traffic at the Stone Spring Road intersection wishing to access westbound Stone Spring Road will detour to Peach Grove Avenue and then turn onto Stone Spring Road.


Citizens living on Stone Spring Road, between Peach Grove Avenue and Port Republic Road, will be directed to the intersection of Stone Spring Road and Peach Grove Avenue for access. 


The contractor will notify those persons living in this affected area. 


This detour is a change from the original construction plans but will eliminate several phases of construction, expediting completion of the Stone Spring Road connection to Port Republic Road.


On January 20, 2010 the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded Branch Highways Inc. of Roanoke a $10.1 million contract to widen Port Republic Road in Rockingham County near the City of Harrisonburg and the new Rockingham Memorial Hospital site. 


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


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