Truck traffic restricted on Route 11 near Shenandoah County-Warren County line

road-work-headerA portion of southbound Route 11 (Valley Pike) is open to passenger vehicles only, due to damage to the truss bridge over Cedar Creek at the Warren-Shenandoah county line. The damage was sustained Monday afternoon when a truck hit a portion of the bridge railing.

Southbound commercial vehicles on Route 11 will detour by turning left onto Route 627 (Reliance Road) at Middletown in Frederick County, right onto Interstate 81 southbound and then rejoin Route 11 by taking exit 298 at Strasburg.

Passenger cars will be restricted to the left lane of Route 11 and will have a reduced speed limit of 25 miles an hour. Emergency vehicles will also have access to Route 11 in this area.

Contractors are scheduled to begin repairs to the Cedar Creek bridge on Tuesday morning. Route 11 is expected to reopen to all traffic late Friday, August 21. All work is weather permitting.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org. For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR- ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.

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 www.VirginiaDOT.org.

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