Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Oct. 17, 2017
PART OF ROUTE 55 IN WARREN COUNTY CLOSING OCTOBER 19
STAUNTON – A portion of Route 55 (West Strasburg Road) in Warren County is scheduled to be closed from Thursday, October 19, through Friday, November 17. This closure is just west of Route 340/522 (North Shenandoah Avenue) near the town of Front Royal. It allows contractors to construct the part of Route 55 within the new Quadrant Roadway Intersection (QRI). See map below.
Traffic delays are expected in this area from mid-morning through early afternoon October 19 due to paving and line-painting operations. Motorists traveling from Front Royal to Interstate 66 should consider using Route 55 (John Marshall Highway) to I-66 exit 13 in the Linden area. Motorists traveling from I-66 to Front Royal can use exit 13 and John Marshall Highway.
Once the Route 55 (West Strasburg Road) closure is in place, drivers follow one of these detours:
- Drivers heading east on Route 55 from Strasburg or A.S. Rhodes Elementary School turn right onto Quadrant Road, which leads to a new traffic signal at Route 340/522. Drivers then turn right to reach Front Royal, or left to reach East Strasburg Road or Interstate 66.
- Drivers who use Route 55 to reach Strasburg or A.S. Rhodes Elementary School from Route 340/522 will turn onto Quadrant Road at the new traffic signal, then turn left onto Route 55.
Property owners along Route 55 will have access to their homes throughout the four-week roadway construction.
Through mid-November 2017, motorists can also expect daytime and overnight lane closures for final paving on portions of Route 55 and Route 340/522 just north of Front Royal. This is part of the construction of the QRI and the new South Fork Shenandoah River bridge. Motorists traveling from Front Royal to Interstate 66 may be able to minimize congestion by using Route 55 (John Marshall Highway) to I-66 exit 13 in the Linden area. Motorists traveling from I-66 to Front Royal can use exit 13 and John Marshall Highway.
The QRI and South Fork bridge are scheduled to fully open to traffic on or about November 17, 2017. All work is weather permitting.
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