Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
July 9, 2014
ROUTE 39 CLOSURES IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY BEGIN JULY 14
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation will have daytime closures on Route 39 (Maury River Road) in Rockbridge County starting Monday, July 14, 2014. This will allow contractors to do slope-reinforcement work in several locations through the area of Goshen Pass.
Recent inspections have prompted VDOT to begin improvements to Route 39 along the Maury River. Contractors will install a series of “soil nails,” concrete-and-steel rods driven horizontally beneath the roadbed.
Route 39 will be closed daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at various work sites in the Goshen Pass area, which is about five miles west of Rockbridge Baths and 15 miles west of Lexington. The road will be open to two-way traffic during non-work hours.
The improvements on Route 39 are expected to take about four weeks. All work is weather permitting.
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