Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
540-292-2500 (cell)

Ken Slack 540-332-9264
540-414-5670 (cell)

Feb. 4, 2016


STAUNTON – Southbound drivers on Route 340/522 (Shenandoah Avenue) in Warren County near the town of Front Royal are scheduled to start using the new Shenandoah River South Fork bridge this afternoon (Thursday, February 4). This traffic pattern change is expected to start between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., weather permitting.


In order to match the alignment of the new bridge, Route 340/522 drivers can expect both southbound traffic lanes to shift to the left near the intersection of Duck Street. After crossing the bridge, traffic will shift back to the right near the intersection of 17th Street.


Contractors are replacing the Shenandoah River South Fork bridge and reconfiguring the intersection of Route 340/522 and Route 55 (Strasburg Road). Northbound Route 340/522 drivers began using the new bridge in early January. After the southbound traffic shift is complete, contractors will begin work to dismantle and remove the old South Fork bridge.


Details on the project, which is scheduled for final completion in late 2017, are available here.


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


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