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Feb. 15, 2011


STAUNTON – A portion of Happy Creek Road in the Town of Front Royal will be restricted to single-lane traffic controlled by temporary signals beginning Feb. 28.

The location of the signals will be just west of Mary Shady Lane to approximately 430-feet east of Meadow Lane. The signals will be located at both ends of the area and at the intersection of Mary Shady Lane and Happy Creek Road. These temporary signals will control traffic 24-hours-a-day.

The reason for this restriction is to facilitate excavation work by the contractor.

The signals are anticipated to remain until April 30.

Motorist should expect delays through the Happy Creek Road work zone and also anticipate extra travel time through the signalized section of the project.

Drivers are advised to use caution while driving through the work zone.

The Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded the $4.6 million project on February 17, 2010 to General Excavation Inc. of Warrenton. The completion date is November 14, 2011.

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