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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Sandy.Myers@vdot.virginia.gov
540-292-2500 (cell)
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670 (cell)
STA14-116

May 16, 2014



SINGLE LANE TRAFFIC ON ROUTE 42 BRIDGE IN GOSHEN AREA DURING BRIDGE REPAIRS

STAUNTON – Motorists should expect single lane traffic on the Route 42 Calfpasture River bridge near Route 39 in the Goshen area of Rockbridge County.  Flagger traffic control will be in this location 24-hours a day.  Drivers should use extreme caution in this area.

During the evening of May 15 the bridge was hit by a truck causing damage to the concrete railing.  This railing will be replaced.  Contractors will begin work late on Friday, May 16.  The work zone will be active 24-hours a day until all work is complete.  Early estimates are for the work to be finished around May 21.

Virginia Department of Transportation bridge inspectors have examined the bridge and confirm only the railing is damaged.  The bridge is safe for traffic.

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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