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STA21-086

July 6, 2021



NEW BRIDGE ON ROUTE 696 IN ALLEGHANY COUNTY SCHEDULED TO OPEN JULY 7

STAUNTON – The new Karnes Creek bridge along Route 696 (Selma-Low Moor Road) in Alleghany County is scheduled to open to traffic on Wednesday, July 7. When the bridge opens, contractors will remove the temporary signals controlling traffic on Route 696, Route 616 (Rich Patch Road), Route 1308 (Garland Road) and Route 1312 (Karnes Road) in the area of the work zone.

Flagger-controlled traffic and shoulder closures are possible during the final stages of the bridge replacement project. Motorists should be alert for changing traffic patterns.

Contractors for the Virginia Department of Transportation are replacing the Route 696 and Route 1308 bridges over Karnes Creek with a single bridge. Part of Route 1308 has been relocated to a new intersection with Route 696, eliminating the need for the old Route 1308 bridge. The project has a fixed completion date of September 3, 2021. All work is weather permitting.

VDOT in November 2019, awarded a $2,588,794.41 construction contract to A. R. Coffey and Sons Inc. of Buchanan, Virginia. Additional information about the project is found at: https://www.virginiadot.org/projects/staunton/alleghany_county_8211_route_696_karnes_creek_bridge.asp.

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.

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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