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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA12-164

Nov. 19, 2012



NEW LANES ON ROUTE 340 TO OPEN ON MONDAY

STAUNTON – Motorists in Page County will have some new travel lanes to us on Route 340 (Stonewall Jackson Memorial Highway) as part of the work being done for the Compton and Norfolk Southern Railroad bridges.  The bridges are still under construction but the portion of Route 340 from 3.27 miles to 2.95 miles south of the Page and Warren County line will open after 12 noon on Monday, Nov. 26.

In early October a portion of Route 340 from Route 663 (Island Ford Road) to 2.95 mile south of the Page and Warren County line opened.

Route 340 is a two-lane road in this area.

Motorists should use extra caution in this area as drives become familiar with this new traffic pattern.

All work is weather permitting.

The Compton Creek and Norfolk Southern Railroad bridge projects are being constructed in Page County on Route 340 between 3.48-miles and 1.40-miles south of the Page and Warren County line. A contract valued at $23,870,366.60 was awarded on Dec. 8, 2010 to Kanawha Stone Co. Inc., of Nitro, WVa.

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

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