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June 20, 2014


STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation is setting up a brief detour next week for drivers using Route 340 (Stonewall Jackson Highway) in Warren County. This will allow contractors to install a concrete pipe under the road as part of the Gooney Creek bridge replacement project about four miles south of Front Royal.


Beginning Monday, June 23, 2014 motorists will use a temporary gravel roadway through the work zone. The detour will be open to two-way traffic, but flagging operations will take place 24 hours a day. Drivers should expect delays until the pipe installation is complete, which is estimated for Friday, June 27. All work is weather permitting.


The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.


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