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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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STA17-192

Dec. 1, 2017



EXPECT SIGNIFICANT CONGESTION THROUGH DECEMBER 8 ON ROUTE 340/522 NEAR FRONT ROYAL

STAUNTON – Drivers using Route 340/522 (Shenandoah Avenue) in Warren County just north of Front Royal can expect significant traffic delays December 4-8, 2017. Left or right lane closures are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily for paving and applying line-markings. The work takes place during the daytime because overnight temperatures are too cold for these operations.

Motorists may be able to avoid congestion on Route 340/522 by using John Marshall Highway (Route 55 East) between Front Royal and Interstate 66 at exit 13 in the Linden area.

Next week’s paving and line-painting are among the final stages of construction on the South Fork Shenandoah River bridge and Quadrant Roadway Intersection (QRI) project. The QRI at Route 340/522 and West Strasburg Road (Route 55 West) opened to traffic in November. Details of the new intersection – including traffic patterns and simulation videos – are located at http://www.QRIVirginia.org.

All work is weather permitting.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at http://www.511Virginia.org.

The VDOT Customer Service Center can assist with reporting road hazards, asking transportation questions, or getting information related to Virginia’s roads. Call 800-FOR- ROAD (800-367-7623) or use its mobile friendly website at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/. Agents are available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.

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 http://www.VirginiaDOT.org.

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

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