Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
June 17, 2011
PROGRESS IS MADE AT SINKHOLE SITES IN AUGUSTA COUNTY
STAUNTON – Progress continues at various sinkhole sites in Augusta County.
Sinkhole repairs have progressed but paving is needed on Route 613 (Springhill Road) in Augusta County. The road was closed on Tuesday, June 7 and is now expected to reopen late on Friday, June 17 based on the size of the sinkhole and unexpected slope work. Route 613 is closed between Route 742 (Lebanon Church Road) and Route 732 (Roman Road). Detour signs will direct drivers around the work zone site. The detour goes from Route 613 to Route 732 to Route 745 to Route 742 to Route 613. Paving work will take one day and will occur sometime during the week of June 20 based on the contractor schedule. Paving will be done 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
On Route 736 (Jennings Gap Road) sinkhole repairs were completed on June 16. The sinkhole was located 1.92 miles east of Route 250 in Augusta County.
Beginning on Monday, June 20 at 7 a.m. on Route 254 there will be sinkhole repairs located 0.1 mile east of Route 708 (Miss Phillips Road) in Augusta County. Route 254 will have single lane traffic. Motorists should be alert for flagging operations.
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