VDOT News - Staunton



Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
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May 1, 2017


STAUNTON – Motorists in Rockingham County should be alert for several traffic restrictions starting Wednesday, May 3, due to the replacement of the Route 257 (Ottobine Road) bridge over Dry River and intersection improvements at Route 257 and Route 738 (Dry River Road). These changes are expected to be in place through late 2018.

Route 257 will be limited to a single lane in the area of the bridge replacement, and a temporary signal will control traffic. Vehicle widths will be limited to 13 feet.

Route 738 (Dry River Road) will be closed south of Route 257. Detour signs will direct Route 738 drivers onto Route 737 (Cannery Woods Drive) east and then Route 257 west to the end of the detour.

The Route 257 project includes a new bridge with wider travel lanes and wider shoulders. The intersection of Route 738 and Route 257 will be raised about three feet to improve sight distance for drivers.

On February 22, 2017, the Virginia Department of Transportation awarded a $4.2 million contract to Fairfield-Echols LLC of Fishersville, Virginia. The project has a contract completion date of December 2018. 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.

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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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