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Augusta County: Safety project on Route 254 starts Monday

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A VDOT safety-enhancement project is scheduled to begin Monday on Route 254 (Parkersburg Turnpike) in Augusta County.

The project will take place along a 5.8-mile stretch of Route 254 between Route 612 (Frog Pond Road) and Route 42 (Buffalo Gap Highway). Improvements include shoulder widening, guardrail installations and new rumble strips on the edges of the roadway.

From April 6 through late May, flaggers and pilot trucks will control traffic along Route 254 on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists should expect potential delays during these work hours. All work is weather permitting.

In February 2020, VDOT awarded a $1,073,796.47 contract to S. L. Williamson Company Inc. of Charlottesville, Virginia. The Federal Highway Administration funds 90 percent of the design and construction of this project through the Highway Safety Improvement Program.

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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.

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