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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
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STA17-124

July 6, 2017



BRIDGE AND ROAD WORK TO CLOSE PARTS OF THREE ROADS IN AUGUSTA AND ROCKBRIDGE COUNTIES

STAUNTON – Beginning Monday, July 10 there will be three new closures on secondary roads in Augusta and Rockbridge counties. The Virginia Department of Transportation will have signed detours for each of these closures. All work is weather permitting.  

Augusta County, Route 762, Thorny Branch Bridge:

  • Route 762 (Grindstone Road) will be closed at Thorny Branch Bridge in the Sangersville area of Augusta County. The bridge closure is from July 10 to August 4. VDOT crews will replace portions of the bridge over Thorny Branch.
  • Westbound drivers follow Route 727 (Wolf Ridge Road) northwest and then Route 731 (Emmanuel Church Road) south to the end of the detour. Eastbound drivers follow Route 731 north and then Route 727 southeast to the end of the detour. 

Rockbridge County, Route 717, Rural Rustic Road Construction:

  • A portion of Route 717 (McClung Road) will be closed July 10 to July 21, Mondays to Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The closure is located between Route 11 (Lee Highway) and Route 716 (Mount Atlas Road) north of Lexington. Crews will be performing Rural Rustic Road construction.
  • Northbound drivers follow Route 11 north and then Route 716 west to the end of the detour. Southbound drivers follow Route 716 east and then Route 11 south to the end of the detour. 

Rockbridge County, Route 727, Cedar Creek Bridge:

  • Route 727 (Stuart Road) will be closed at Cedar Creek Bridge in the Fairfield area of Rockbridge County. The bridge closure is from July 10 to July 27. VDOT crews will replace portions of the bridge over Thorny Branch.
  • Westbound drivers follow Route 712 (Decatur Road) east, Route 11 (Lee Highway) south and then Route 716 (Mount Atlas Road) west to the end of the detour. Eastbound drivers follow Route 716 east, Route 11 north and then Route 712 west to the end of the detour. 

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at http://www.511Virginia.org

The VDOT Customer Service Center can assist with reporting road hazards, asking transportation questions, or getting information related to Virginia’s roads. Call 800-FOR- ROAD (800-367-7623) or use its mobile friendly website at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/. Agents are available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.

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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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