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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670 (cell)
STA11-126

June 13, 2011



SINKHOLE WORK AT VARIOUS SITES CONTINUE IN AUGUSTA COUNTY

STAUNTON –Sinkhole repairs continue 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.

On Route 736 (Jennings Gap Road) sinkhole repairs are under way.  The sinkhole is located 1.92 miles east of Route 250 in Augusta County.  One lane is open in this location.  There will be 24-hour flagging.  Work is anticipated to be complete late on Wednesday, June 15.  The size of this sinkhole is approximately 25-feet long and 10-feet wide.  The depth will not be known until the excavation work is complete.

Later this week on Route 254 there will be sinkhole repairs located 0.1 mile east of Route 708 (Miss Phillips Road) in Augusta County.  Once crews finish on Route 736 they will move to the Route 254 site. Route 254 will remain open but motorists should be alert for lane closures and flagging operations.

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