Bridge construction in Broadway

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The Virginia Department of Transportation will begin work to replace the Lee Street Bridge over Linville Creek in Broadway.

Traffic will be diverted to a temporary bridge north of the existing structure.

Motorists should stay aware when traveling through the area for occasional lane and shoulder closures.

The work zone will be closed to pedestrians for their safety.

The project’s anticipated completion is April 26, 2024 with Fairfield-Echols LLC of Fishersville contracted for construction.

The original structure was built in 1951.

The new bridge will be 7 feet wider and include a 6 foot wide sidewalk.

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VDOT reschedules sinkhole repair in Shenandoah County

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The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has rescheduled the repairs of the sink hole in Shenandoah County.

A news release from VDOT confirms repairs should begin Tue. July 12 at 7 p.m. and may extend into Wed. July 13.

The length of time hinges on the scope of work that needs to be done.

The length of time cannot be determined until excavation begins.

The lane closures will begin at mile marker 265 northward to mile marker 269 on Interstate 81.

The work will cause single lane travel between those mile markers and could cause a total shutdown of Interstate 81 northward in Shenandoah County.

Again the closures depend on the amount of work that needs to be done once repairs begin.

Motorist should pay close attention to digital roadside signs for the latest information.

Travel information is also always available here.

Should inclement weather delay the start of work it will begin on July 13.

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VDOT reschedules sinkhole work after July 4

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The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced in an email the rescheduling of the sinkhole repair in Shenandoah County.

As Ken Slack always says road work is weather permitting.

The sinkhole work on Interstate 81 north in Shenandoah County was scheduled to start June 22.

With the heavy rains the work has to be rescheduled.

VDOT announced the work will now have to wait until after the Independence Day weekend.

An announcement will be made in the meantime the temporary patch in place is being monitored constantly by VDOT.

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Update on the accident that closed Rt. 340 for 7 hours

An email from Virginia State Police (VSP) confirms the death of two people in the accident that closed Route 340.

The accident closed Route 340 between Double Toll Gate and Waterloo for almost 7 hours Mon. June 20.

VSP confirms that Shea E. Hawkins of Winchester and Lewis E. Thompson of Grottoes were killed in the accident that remains under investigation.

The 31 year old Hawkins was driving out of a private drive in the 15300 block of Route 340 when her brakes appear to have failed.

Hawkins’ 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee collided with a 2001 Mack Truck driven by the 66 year old Thompson.

The impact caused both vehicles to run off the road and overturn.

Thompson’s truck which was hauling cement caught fire after the incident.

Both victims died at the scene as a result of their injuries both were wearing their seatbelts.

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VDOT reschedules sinkhole repairs in Shenandoah County

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A Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) news release announced the rescheduling of the sinkhole repair in Shenandoah County.

Motorist are asked to prepare for the work to Interstate 81 to begin at 7 p.m. June 22.

The work will cause at least one lane shutdown or it is possibly all northbound lanes will need to be shutdown.

The shutdown depends on the scope of work that needs to be done which won’t be known until excavation begins on Wed. and could last into Thur. June 23.

Motorist will want to pay close attention to signboards along 81 and stay informed with up to the minute information here.

Lane closures will begin at mile marker 266 to mile marker 269 on Interstate 81 northbound in Shenandoah County.

If total shutdown of lanes occurs motorist will be diverted to Route 11 north starting at exit 257 and reenter 81 at exit 269.

Exit 264 to Route 211 at New Market will be closed due to restrictions in size for trucks trying to access Route 11 north.

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Emergency bridge repairs on I-81

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Emergency bridge repairs will take place on Interstate 81 at exit 247 following a hit and run bridge strike on June 6th.

Repairs will begin in Harrisonburg at 8 pm on Saturday and continue into Sunday morning.

After the incident, inspections were made which showed surface beam damage but the ramps and bridges were safe for traffic.

VDOT crews will perform barrier placement, guardrail and curb work on the Route 33 bridge over I-81.

This work will leave the acceleration lane narrowed and shortened until the bridge is replaced.

VDOT plans to award contracts to replace both Route 33 bridges later this year.

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VDOT plans sinkhole repairs in Shenandoah County

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The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is urging motorists to make plans for upcoming sinkhole repairs in Shenandoah County.

According to an email from VDOT permanent repairs to the sinkhole at mile marker 268 will begin Wednesday at 7 p.m. and may extend into Thursday June 9.

The work may temporarily shut down northbound lanes between New Market and Mount Jackson.

Timing of the work is unknown until crews begin excavation.

No detour route is planned but should traffic backups occur VDOT recommends using Route 11 at exit 257 and rejoining 81 at exit 269.

A temporary patch has been in  place at the location since May 27 and has been monitored.

The work zone will begin at mile marker 266 to marker 269 starting Wednesday at 7 p.m. and remain in place until work is complete.

The exit at 264 will be closed at Route 211 in New Market due to tight turning areas for trucks trying to access Route 11 north.

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Sinkhole in Shenandoah County

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A sinkhole caused a nearly 4 mile long back up in Shenandoah County yesterday for motorists traveling northbound on Interstate 81.

The sinkhole appeared at mile marker 268 and shut down the left lane.

VDOT applied a temporary patch so be on the lookout for further repairs in the future.

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VDOT schedules a public hearing in Strasburg today 4/20

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The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) confirms a public hearing is scheduled today Apr. 20 in Strasburg in an email.

 The  public hearing concerns improvements to Interstate 81.

This will involve improvements to the portion of 81 at the Shenandoah Warren County line near Strasburg.

The meeting is scheduled for 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Strasburg High School at 250 Ram Drive.

The public is invited to the open forum to discuss projected improvements with VDOT officials and designers.

Written comments will be accepted at the meeting or 10 days after the meeting by mail addressed to Pamela Bowman 811 Commerce Rd. Staunton VA. 24401.

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Luray intersection improvements begin

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Major improvements will begin at 3 intersections in Luray this week and will continue for the next eight months.

The intersections affected will include Northcott Drive and West Main Street, Northcott Dr and Lee Highway, and West Main Street and Lee Highway.

Construction is planned to start on April 20th and will shut down a portion of Northcott Drive.

Motorists should be aware of lane shifts or closures in that area until completion of the project.

General Excavation Inc. of Warrenton was awarded the $1.6 million contract by VDOT with completion scheduled for December.

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