Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
March 16, 2010
VDOT WORKING ON GRAVEL ROADS DAMAGED FROM RECENT RAINS
STAUNTON – Snow and rain have taken their toll on roads in the northern Shenandoah Valley. Besides working on potholes, the Virginia Department of Transportation crews are also working hard this week on repairing non-hard surfaced roads or gravel roads.
These road surfaces are saturated and those in flooded areas have experienced some damage.
Bob Childress, assistant Luray residency administrator, says, “We have heard from numerous citizens living on the gravel roads.” He adds, “The counties our residency serves have been hit particularly hard. We are working to put in stone and level out the deep ruts and potholes the water erosion has left in these areas.”
The Luray Residency serves Clarke, Warren and Page counties. Childress thinks that most of the gravel roads will be passable by the end of this week or early next week. More permanent repairs will be done later this spring.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
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