VDOT News - Staunton



Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
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Oct. 18, 2017


STAUNTON – The work previously announced to begin on October 19 is delayed until October 23 or October 26 depending on concrete curing on the South Fork bridge.

A portion of Route 55 (West Strasburg Road) in Warren County is scheduled to be closed from Monday, October 23 or Thursday, October 26, 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).

As the South Fork Bridge project concludes both Route 55 (West Strasburg Road) and Route 340/522 (North Shenandoah Avenue) will have work.

From now to November 17 Route 340/522 (North Shenandoah Avenue) near the town of Front Royal will have daytime lane closures Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and possible closures 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. This will be for final paving and line painting work. 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.

From October 23 or 26 to November 17 Route 55 (West Strasburg Road) between the new Quadrant Roadway Intersection (QRI) and Route 340/522 (North Shenandoah Avenue) will be closed for construction and paving.  Drivers will 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.

This is part of the construction of the QRI and the new South Fork Shenandoah River bridge.

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


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