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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Sandy.Myers@vdot.virginia.gov
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670 (cell)
STA12-149

Oct. 29, 2012



JACKSON RIVER BRIDGE CLOSED ON ROUTE 638 IN ALLEGHANY COUNTY

STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation has closed the bridge over the Jackson River on Route 638 in Alleghany County.  This location is 0.1-mile west from Route 687 to 0.6-mile east from Route 666.

This bridge is a steel truss structure that was built in 1913.  

An inspection of the bridge show repairs are needed to safely sustain traffic loads.

Repair plans are being developed by the VDOT Staunton District structure and bridge engineer.  A timeline for repairs will be announced in the near future.

Motorists can use the following routes for a detour:
Route 687 to Route 641 to Route 666.

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.  Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.  For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.  Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.

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