Road work effectively closes Route 259 near state line

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A section of Route 259 near the state line is effectively closed this weekend as a construction crew is installing a pipe under the roadway.

The work area is between the intersections with Eldridge Road and Mount Airy Road in Hampshire County, according to the West Virginia Department of Highways.

Flaggers will be present to direct traffic; however, the department says motorists should expect major delays and possible road closure at times. They are encouraged to stay alert, drive with caution and use an alternate route, if possible.

The exact schedule is weather dependent.