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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
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STA16-064

March 23, 2016



NEW TRAFFIC SIGNAL ON ROUTE 340/522 IN WARREN COUNTY

STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation has installed a new traffic signal on Route 340/522 (Winchester Road) in Warren County near the town of Front Royal. The location is at the northern intersection of Riverton Road and the entrance to the VDOT Park and Ride lot. The new signal is scheduled to go into flash mode on Thursday, March 24, and full operation by Thursday, March 31. All work is weather permitting.  

This intersection will feature a flashing yellow arrow signal for left-turning traffic, which indicates that drivers may turn left after they yield to oncoming vehicles. This type of signal should improve safety and reduce crashes by clearly indicating the need for drivers to yield before making a left turn. These signals can be programmed to accommodate changing traffic conditions. The signal may show a solid green arrow for part of the day and a flashing yellow arrow during lighter traffic periods.  

Motorists are urged to drive with caution in the area of the new signal as drivers become acquainted with its operation. 

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. 

The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton. VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at www.VirginiaDOT.org

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