VDOT News - Staunton



Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
540-292-2500 (cell)

Ken Slack 540-332-9264
540-414-5670 (cell)

March 8, 2017


STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation has started work to construct a new Route 11 bridge over Cedar Creek. The location is at the Shenandoah-Warren county line between Strasburg and Middletown. Contractors are replacing the northbound and southbound bridges with a new two-lane structure on the current northbound bridge footprint.

Periodic lane closures are currently in place on Route 11 weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. between Route 629 (Oranda Road) in Shenandoah County and Route 840 (Water Plant Road) in Warren County. Motorists should be alert for the following changes in March and April 2017:

  • Week of March 13 – The left lanes of northbound and southbound Route 11 will be closed 24/7 during construction of crossover lanes in the median. Traffic will be restricted to the right lane in each direction.
  • Early April – Once crossover construction is complete, both directions of Route 11 will begin using the southbound bridge. Northbound traffic will follow the median crossovers on both ends of the work zone. This traffic pattern will remain in place for the duration of the bridge-construction project.

On January 18, 2017, the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded a $6.9 million contract to Perry Engineering Co. Inc. of Winchester, Virginia. The project has a contract completion date of November 2018.

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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