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March 29, 2018



TRUCK RESTRICTION TAKES EFFECT APRIL 3 ON ROUTE 627 IN FREDERICK AND WARREN COUNTIES

STAUNTON – Through-truck traffic will be restricted from using a six-mile stretch of Route 627 (Reliance Road) beginning Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The affected portion of Route 627 extends from the Interstate 81 northbound ramps at exit 302 (Middletown) in Frederick County to the intersection of Route 340/522 (Winchester Road) in Warren County. 

The Warren and Frederick counties boards of supervisors requested the through-truck restriction. The Virginia Department of Transportation approved the request following a traffic-engineering study and a public comment period. 

“This will improve safety by removing some of the conflicts between commercial trucks and other vehicles on Route 627, which is a rural road designed for local vehicles and lower traffic volumes,” says Cliff Balderson, VDOT Edinburg Residency Administrator.  

Truck drivers who need to access the Virginia Inland Port or other commercial and industrial sites can use Interstate 66 between I-81 and Route 340/522. This alternate route adds about three miles in driving distance. 

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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