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April 2, 2014


STAUNTON – Weather permitting on Thursday, April 3 a new traffic pattern will go into effect at the Cooks Creek Bridge on Route 704 (Oakwood Drive) near Bridgewater in Rockingham County. 

Traffic will be shifted to a temporary two-lane bridge over Cooks Creek.  This traffic pattern switch will occur after appropriate lane markings are applied to the road surface on Thursday.  This work must be done in dry conditions.  In the case of rain on Thursday the work will be rescheduled for early during the week of April 7.

The traffic-pattern change will remain in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week until this fall, while contractors replace the existing one-lane bridge with a new two-lane structure.

Flaggers will occasionally control traffic in the work zone to allow construction vehicles safe project access.

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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