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STA19-052

March 12, 2019



ROUTE 723 AT FREDERICK-CLARKE COUNTY LINE CLOSING MARCH 18 FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

STAUNTON – Route 723 (Carpers Valley Road/Old Winchester Road) at the Frederick-Clarke county line is scheduled to close Monday, March 18, for a bridge replacement. The century-old, single-lane bridge over Opequon Creek will be replaced by a new two-lane bridge in the same location.

During construction, Route 723 will be closed to through traffic between Route 50/17 (Millwood Pike) in Frederick County and Route 340 (Lord Fairfax Highway) in Clarke County. Signs will direct motorists on the following detour routes:

  • Eastbound traffic will follow Route 50/17 east and Route 340 north to return to Route 723.
  • Westbound traffic will follow Route 340 south and Route 50/17 west to return to Route 723.

On January 23, 2019, the Virginia Department of Transportation awarded a $1,315,696.62 construction contract to Kanawha Stone Company Inc. of Nitro, W.Va. The contract has a fixed completion date of November 1, 2019. All work is weather permitting.

Virginia 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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