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Woodstock Tower Road Repairs Coming in October

9 October 2019 Shenandoah County News


October 9, 2019

SHENANDOAH COUNTY – The Virginia Department of Transportation announced in a press release that they will repair Route 758 in Shenandoah County. A portion of Route 758, Woodstock Tower Road, has been closed since last winter due to slope failure.

Work will begin on Route 758 on Massanutten Mountain by stabilizing the slope with a foam-grout product. When the grout solidifies, soil nails will be placed into the mountainside to anchor the rock and soil. Then, a soil nail launcher will drill holes at a 20-degree angle into the mountain slope beneath the road. This allows 20-foot steel rods into the ground. The rods are covered with a mesh wire net and anchored with bolts. Finally, the entire surface is covered with a concrete material which will seal the rock and soil.

Following slope stabilization, a gravel road surface will be applied. The project covers 90 feet of the mountain slope area and about 20 feet of road surface in total. Repairs are valued at $350,000 and will be done by GeoStabilization International.

Work is expected to begin later this month and VDOT estimates that work may be complete in November, weather permitting.

Access to the closed portion of Woodstock Tower Road is blocked by a gate. The gate will remain closed to the public until all repairs are complete.

 

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