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Aug. 3, 2012


STAUNTON – The Mill Creek Bridge on Route 698 (Turkey Knob Road/Orchard Drive) has been closed by the Virginia Department of Transportation for repairs. This location is in the Mt. Jackson area of Shenandoah County.


The bridge was undergoing maintenance regarding the bridge beams on Aug. 2. At this time officials saw potential problems regarding the beam of the superstructure, which includes the bridge deck and bridge elements that rest on the piers and abutments. The beam ends have weakened and require repair in order to continue safely carrying traffic loads. The bridge will remain closed until repairs are complete.  The estimated completion date is Aug. 31.


Motorists should use the following detour:

  • Northbound traffic will use Route 764 West (Walker Road) to Route 614 North (South Middle Road) to Route 263 East (Orkney Grade).
  • Southbound traffic will use Route 263 West (Orkney Grade) to Route 614 South (South Middle Road) to Route 764 East (Walker Road).


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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