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STA15-224

Oct. 7, 2015



ROUTE 758 BRIDGE IN SHENANDOAH COUNTY OPENS SEVEN MONTHS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

STAUNTON – The newly constructed bridge on Route 758 (Seven Fountain Road) over Passage Creek in Shenandoah County opened to traffic on October 1, about seven months earlier than its scheduled completion date. The Virginia Department of Transportation had closed a portion of Route 758 during construction, and traffic was following a three-mile detour route.

The two-lane concrete bridge in the Fort Valley area is 22 feet wide and has side railings 20 inches high to improve driver safety. It replaces a single-lane span with no railings that was built in 1916.

 

 

The Commonwealth Transportation Board in April 2015 awarded a $829,743 construction contract to Fairfield-Echols LLC of Fishersville, Virginia. The contract completion date was May 16, 2016.

 

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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