RELEASE:

CONTACT:
IMMEDIATE

Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Sandy.Myers@vdot.virginia.gov
540-292-2500 (cell)
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670 (cell)
STA11-173

Aug. 10, 2011



MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR SMITH CREEK BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION ON MAIN STREET IN CLIFTON FORGE

STAUNTON – Work is beginning on the Smith Creek Bridge replacement project on Main Street (Route 60) in the Town of Clifton Forge.

From August 15 to September 15 at West Ridgeway Street (Route 60/220) and Commercial Avenue there will be traffic signal work. This work will take place Monday to Thursday each week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Motorists should be alert for shoulder closures on Commercial Avenue and on Route60/220, which will limit parking.

From September 19 to October 12 there will be bridge construction. Main Street will be closed between Route 60/220 and Commercial Avenue.  Motorists can follow detour signs through the area using Business Route 60 and West Ridgeway Street.

A design-build contract value at $3.5 million was awarded to Orders Construction Co of Saint Albans, W.Va. on Feb. 16, 2011.  The new Smith Creek Bridge will have two 11-foot travel lanes with no shoulders plus a single lane measuring 11-feet, six-inches for street side parking.  New sidewalks approximately nine-feet wide will be built on both sides of the bridge.

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.  Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.  For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.  Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.

VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and You Tube.  RSS feeds are also available for statewide information.  The VDOT webpage is located at www.VirginiaDOT.org.

(END)



Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

Page last modified: Oct. 17, 2012