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May 2, 2012


STAUNTON – Motorists should expect possible delays at the Route 340 Compton Creek Bridge project in Page County due to blasting operations. Blasting will occur next to the roadside on May 3 and May 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. During this time traffic will be stopped, blasting will take place and then the road checked for debris.  Once all debris is cleared from the road, traffic will resume.

Blasting has been on-going at the work zone for the last several weeks.  The blasting work on May 3 and May 8 will be closer to the road and may result in some debris in the roadway.

The contract for bridge construction work over Compton Creek and Norfolk Southern Railway and approaches was awarded by the Commonwealth Transportation Board on Dec. 8, 2010 at a value of $23,870,366.60. The project is located 1.4-miles south of the Page and Warren County lines to 3.5-miles south of the Page and Warren County lines. Daily lane closures with flagger traffic control should be expected at this site. Shoulder closures exist 24 hours-a-day. The speed limit is reduced to 45 miles per hour in this work zone. The estimated completion date is fall 2013.

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