Augusta County: Route 971 closed April 18

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Route 971 (Lipscomb Road) in Augusta County is scheduled to be closed to through traffic from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, for repairs to a Norfolk-Southern railway crossing. This closure is between Route 624 (Lyndhurst Road) and Route 970 (Hall School Road). All work is weather permitting.

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 970 east, Route 632 (Shalom Road) south, and then Route 664/624 (Lyndhurst Road) west to return to Route 971.
  • Northbound traffic will follow Route 624/664 east, Route 632 north and then Route 970 west to return to Route 971.

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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