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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA15-202

Sept. 8, 2015



SINKHOLE CAUSES SINGLE LANE TRAFFIC ON PORTION OF ROUTE 11 IN EDINBURG AREA

STAUNTON –  (12 noon) The Route 11 southbound lane near Comer Street in the Town of Edinburg in Shenandoah County is closed to traffic due to a sinkhole. Both northbound and southbound traffic are using the northbound lane, which has flagger traffic control for this incident.

Emergency contractors will begin work on the sinkhole around noon today, September 8, 2015.

Motorists should expect significant delays in this area.

In general corrective activities for sinkholes involve a contractor to excavate the sinkhole.  Once the excavation begins, the size of the hole and stability of the surrounding ground will be evaluated.  The sinkhole will be back-filled.  Once the sinkhole is repaired the road will be repaved at the repair site and then opened to traffic. 

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

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