Augusta County: Route 608 closure begins April 8

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Part of Route 608 (Long Meadow Road) in Augusta County is scheduled to be closed from 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 8, through Friday, April 19. The location is in the Fishersville area between Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) and Route 641 (Fishersville Road). This portion of Route 608 will be closed 24/7 for utility relocation in advance of a turn-lane construction project.

Motorists will have access to homes and businesses on either side of the work zone. Signs will guide through traffic on the following detours:

  • Southbound traffic will follow Route 1360 (Westminster Drive) west and south, then Route 250 east to return to Route 608.
  • Northbound traffic will follow Route 250 west, then Route 1360 north and east to return to Route 608.

When utility relocation is complete, contractors will build a new right-turn lane from Route 608 onto Route 250. A separate traffic detour will guide motorists around the work zone during turn-lane construction. The Virginia Department of Transportation will announce the construction schedule and detour prior to the start of this work.

All work is weather permitting.

Virginia traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at

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 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

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

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