Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
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July 24, 2014


STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation will close part of Route 256 (Third Street) in Rockingham County from July 28-30, 2014. This is for repairs to the railroad crossing just west of Route 340 (Eastside Highway) in the town of Grottoes.


Route 256 is scheduled to close at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 28 and reopen about 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30. All work is weather permitting.


Signs will direct drivers on the following detours: Eastbound traffic will turn north on Aspen Avenue, east on Cary Street and south on Route 340 back to Route 256. Westbound traffic will be directed north on Route 340, west on Cary Street and south on Aspen Avenue to Route 256.


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