VDOT News - Staunton
Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
May 20, 2021
SAFETY ENHANCEMENT PROJECT STARTS MAY 24 ON ROUTE 340 IN AUGUSTA COUNTY
STAUNTON – On Monday, May 24, the Virginia Department of Transportation is scheduled to start safety-enhancement work on Route 340 (Eastside Highway) in Augusta County. Improvements include shoulder widening, guardrail updates, and new roadway edge rumble strips. The 6.9-mile long project is from just north of Route 612 (New Hope and Crimora Road) to Route 861 (Teter Road) in between Crimora and Grottoes.
From May 24 through mid-August 2021, Route 340 motorists should be alert for flaggers and pilot trucks controlling traffic on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Delays are possible during work hours. All work is weather permitting.
In January 2021 VDOT awarded a $930,523.41 contract to B&S Contracting Inc. of Staunton, Virginia. The Federal Highway Administration funds 90 percent of the design and construction of this project through the Highway Safety Improvement Program.
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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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