VDOT News - Staunton

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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
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STA20-027

March 16, 2020



BEN SALEM WAYSIDE ON ROUTE 60 TO CLOSE FOR TREE REMOVAL

STAUNTON – The Ben Salem Wayside along westbound Route 60 (East Midland Trail) in Rockbridge County is scheduled to be closed during the week of March 23 for the removal of hazard trees. The closure will begin Monday, March 23 at 7 a.m. and last until Friday, March 27 at 4:30 p.m. There will be no public access to the wayside during the week. Traffic along Route 60 is not expected to be affected by this closure.

Hazard trees are trees that contain a structural defect that makes falling likely. These trees can be deficient as result of fire damage, disease, and age. When these trees fall they pose a serious risk to public safety.

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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