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STA11-140

June 23, 2011



TWO SINKHOLE REPAIRS WILL BE DONE ON ROUTE 50 IN CLARKE COUNTY

STAUNTON – Repairs to a sinkhole located off of Route 50 located 0.03 mile south of Route 723 in Clarke County will be done on June 23 and June 24.  Repairs began around 11:30 a.m. on June 23 and will conclude around 4 p.m. on June 24.  The Route 50 westbound left lane and the eastbound left shoulder will be closed during the work.  During the week of June 27 a paved ditch will be installed at the sinkhole repair site.  There will be a single lane closure on Route 50 westbound at that time.

Also in Clarke County, repairs to a sinkhole off of Route 50 located 0.2 miles north of Route 750 will begin on June 27 at 7 a.m.  The repairs are expected to last three days.  The Route 50 eastbound right lane will be closed to traffic from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. or later during the work.

All work is weather permitting.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

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