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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA12-104

July 27, 2012



HIGHLAND COUNTY 2012 KRENITE S BRUSH SPRAYING SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation’s Lexington Residency Office has announced its schedule for the application of Krenite S for brush control in Highland County this year. The following routes will have Krenite S applied from Aug. 13 to Sept. 21:

Highland County

Route 220, from Route 607 north to 0.10 miles south of Route 606.
Route 250, from Route 616 to top of Bullpasture Mountain.
Route 250, from Augusta County line to 2.00 miles west of Augusta County line.
Route 611, from Route 220 to Red Gate/Cattle Guard.
Route 614, from Route 250 to Route 616.        
Route 619, from 0.873 miles east of Route 654 to 2.00 miles east of Route 654.
Route 633, from Route 634 to cattleguard 0.35 miles in.
Route 634, from 0.10 miles before end of state maintenance to 0.20 miles from end of state maintenance.

All of the locations listed may not be covered due to weather conditions and budget.

Krenite S is different from other brush control chemicals. Treated vegetation with Krenite S does not usually show any immediate affects; rather it does not produce foliage the following spring.  

Krenite S will not be applied at locations where adjacent property owners object to the use of this material. Property owners along the above locations who object may post the right of way for no spraying and call 800-367-7623.

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. In areas where 511 is unavailable, dial 1-866-MY511VA (866-695-1182) (TTY/TDD users, call 711). Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.

Highway safety is everyone’s responsibility. Virginia’s highway safety partnership — the Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and Virginia State Police — challenges you to help prevent highway fatalities. Buckle up. Avoid distractions. Share the road. Drive drug- and alcohol-free. Obey speed limits. For more information on the Highway Safety Challenge and things you can do to avoid becoming Virginia’s next traffic fatality, visit www.safeVAhighways.org.



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