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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Sandy.Myers@vdot.virginia.gov
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
540-414-5670
STA17-194

Dec. 7, 2017



ROUTE 656 IN AUGUSTA COUNTY CLOSED DECEMBER 9 FOR RAILROAD CROSSING REPAIRS

STAUNTON – Part of Route 656 (Offliter Road) in Augusta County is scheduled to be closed this Saturday, December 9, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. This closure is for repairs to the Norfolk Southern Railway crossing about one mile south of Route 340 (Stuarts Draft Highway). All work is weather permitting. 

Residents and business owners on Route 656 will have access to their properties on either side of the work zone. Through traffic will use one of these detours:

  • Drivers north of the rail crossing will follow Route 657 (Indian Ridge Road) north, Route 340 north, then Route 608 (Draft Avenue/Cold Springs Road) south to return to Route 656.

  • Drivers south of the rail crossing will follow Route 608 (Cold Springs Road/Draft Avenue) north, Route 340 south and then Route 657 south to return to Route 656.

 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. 

The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton. VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at http://www.VirginiaDOT.org.  

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

 

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