Rockland road bridge construction

Traffic Update

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced its plans to construct a bridge on Rockland Road over the Norfolk Southern Railway.

The Rockland Road bridge project will improve the traffic flow reliability while accommodating future railroad needs.

The grade separation includes a bridge 220 feet long with a minimum vertical clearance of 23 feet over the tracks.

The bridge height will accommodate double-stacked freight containers.

Trains will pass underneath the bridge while Rockland Road traffic travels uninterrupted on the bridge.

The project will also improve the alignment of Fishnet Boulevard with the entrance to Rockland Park.

Rockland Road will be closed for the duration and traffic detoured via Winchester Road and Fairground Road.

Rockland Park will remain open to the public during construction.

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FCPS announces new Director of Facilities Services

Frederick County Public Schools announced a new Director of Facilities Services.

Brian Davis will succeed long time director Tim Crisman who will retire at the end of the month and held the position since 2011.

The Director of Facilities Services directs the maintenance department, supervises coordination of maintenance activities with school personnel, and handles long term planning focused on the school division’s needs and growth.

Davis will also inspect and evaluate the condition of school buildings and equipment, manage routine maintenance, and provide input to renovations or new construction.

Davis will relocate to the area from Maryland and he brings with him 28 years of experience in maintenance, facilities, and construction.

To view the full announcement from FCPS, click here.

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Construction continues in Shenandoah Farms

The County of Warren Public Works continues with Phase IV construction in Shenandoah Farms.

This project is expected to take six months to complete, and it began in November.

They are currently working on the subgrade and drainage work from Old Oregon Road back towards box culvert #3, another set of culverts is set to arrive next month.

The total cost of this project is $1.6 million and is a revenue sharing project funded by Warren County, the Virginia Department of
Transportation, and the Shenandoah Farms Sanitary District.

The Public Works Department is committed to completing this project and will continue to issue updates as construction continues.

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REC names Karen Mills Director of Facilities Management

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Rappahannock Electric Cooperative announced the hiring of Karen Mills as the new Director of Facilities Management.

She will oversee the acquisition, construction, maintenance and operations of the Coop’s facilities and grounds as well as develop and maintain policies and procedures.

Mills previously served as the Senior Manager of Facilities Services for Washington Gas and before that worked with various technology companies.

She is a Virginia native and graduate of George Mason University.

REC’s Managing Director Tosh Bowe said, “Her extensive knowledge and experience will ensure efficient operations and effective resource utilization at the Cooperative.”

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Investigation and trial ends in multiple counts of fraud

The Page County Sheriff Department and the Circuit Court of Page Country have concluded a three-year investigation and the five-day trial of Wayne and Sabrina Knott.

Under the business name of Knott Roofing, they took advance down payments for new roofs.

After several months of receiving complaints that roofs had not been completed and the Knotts would not communicate with them, the Sheriff’s Department opened an investigation.

They were convicted of nearly 100 felony counts of construction fraud, obtaining money by false pretenses, conspiracy to obtain money by false pretenses, and conspiracy to commit construction fraud.

Sentencing will begin February 14, 2024.

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Josephine Street Water-Sewer Construction Project

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A contractor hired by the Town of Berryville will soon mobilize in your community and begin the work required to install a new water main and a new wastewater force main.

 General Excavating Incorporated (GEI) of Warrenton, VA will begin work in your area on January 16, 2023. Pipe installation and pavement patching are expected to continue into the summer of 2023. Full pavement restoration on the street will likely occur in the fall of 2023.

Regular work hours will be limited to 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Emergency work and construction within the Norfolk and Southern right-of-way may occur outside of regular work hours.

During the project residents should expect:

  • traffic delays,
  • occasional brief traffic stoppages, and
  • occasional water service interruptions (notice will be provided for planned service interruptions).

If you have questions about this project, please contact the Town of Berryville’s Business Office at 540.955.1099 or Business Office staff will forward messages to the appropriate person, who will respond to your inquiry.


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Front Royal Construction and Closures

The Town of Front Royal will have contractor, General Excavation Inc (GEI) doing storm water drainage repairs with lane

closure on Duck Street between Riverview Drive and Cedar Drive July 18-29, 2022 between the hours of 7am-5pm. Signs

will be in place and flaggers will be directing traffic. Motorists are asked to use caution while driving in this area and be

aware of flaggers and crews working. Sorry for any inconvenience.


​The Town of Front Royal’s contractor, Kickin’ Asphalt, will be milling and paving and line painting on N. Royal Avenue

between N. Commerce Avenue & W. 14th Street. Work will take place from 7am-7pm July 18-29, 2022. At times traffic

patterns will change having various lane shifts but message boards and proper signs will be in place. Motorists are asked to

use caution while driving in this area and be aware of crews working. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

Public Works Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm or After-Hours Non-Emergency Police Department at 540-635-2111. Public

Works, 540-635-7819

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Winchester regional Airport formalize construction partner

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Winchester Regional Airport Authority Board of Directors formalized a partnership with TMG Construction Corporation.

TMG will begin construction of 32 private hangars at Winchester Regional Airport immediately.

Eleven box style hangars are expected to provide long term stability and amenities.

The hangars will provide ease of driving directly into the hangar and right onto a plane while providing space for families to lounge.

Standard features in the hangars include bathrooms, internet, electronic access control, storage and outdoor picnic areas.

There is the possibility of future expansion as well.

The collaboration with TMG helps deliver on demand infrastructure without burdening the airports budget or local taxpayers.

Construction begins immediately with occupancy expected by spring 2022.

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