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Jan. 17, 2013


STAUNTON – People traveling through the Town of Mount Jackson may notice some painted white cross or tee shaped marks within the state right-of-way.

The Virginia Department of Transportation will be conducting an aerial survey  Mount Jackson to model part of the Mill Creek watershed to study the different engineering options for improving the bridge on Route 698, Orchard Drive.  Crews will be paint nine white crosses or tee shape marks along public roadways that can be photographed from  aircraft to be used in this study. Also, the survey crew will be walking or boating on Mill Creek to measure the land surface under the water.

The panels should start appearing  at the end of January with the creek survey to follow weather permitting. The public is asked not to disturb these areas or try to remove the panels.

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