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STA17-034

Feb. 23, 2017



IMPROVEMENTS TO ROUTE 11/661 IN FREDERICK COUNTY BEGIN FEBRUARY 27

STAUNTON – Roadway and intersection improvements are scheduled to begin the week of February 27, 2017, along Route 11 (Martinsburg Pike) and Route 661 (Welltown Road) in Frederick County near Interstate 81 and Route 37. Motorists can expect overnight lane closures during this project, which is designed to improve traffic flow in the Stephenson area just north of Winchester.

Improvements to Route 11 include an additional southbound through lane and reconstructed left-turn lanes between I-81 and the Route 37 bypass. Widening will take place on the median side of the roadway and will not affect business entrances. This project will also provide southbound Route 661 with a new dedicated left-turn lane, while maintaining the existing right-turn lane and a center through lane at the intersection with Route 11. Existing traffic signals will be replaced at the Route 11 intersections with Route 661 and Crown Lane/Pactive Way.

Project improvements also include new water line construction.

Construction-related lane closures on Route 11 and Route 661 may take place between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., seven days a week. Any daytime work will take place out of the roadway.

On January 27, 2017, The Virginia Department of Transportation awarded a $2,314,175.52 construction contract to General Excavation Inc. of Warrenton, Virginia. The Route 11/661 project has a fixed completion date of December 15, 2017. All work is weather permitting.

More information on the project is at this link: Frederick County – Route 11 and Route 661 Improvements at I-81 and Route 37.

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

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