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Frederick County/Clarke County: Route 723 closing March 18 for bridge replacement

road work transportationRoute 723 (Carpers Valley Road/Old Winchester Road) at the Frederick-Clarke county line is scheduled to close Monday, March 18, for a bridge replacement. The century-old, single-lane bridge over Opequon Creek will be replaced by a new two-lane bridge in the same location.

During construction, Route 723 will be closed to through traffic between Route 50/17 (Millwood Pike) in Frederick County and Route 340 (Lord Fairfax Highway) in Clarke County. Signs will direct motorists on the following detour routes:

  • Eastbound traffic will follow Route 50/17 east and Route 340 north to return to Route 723.
  • Westbound traffic will follow Route 340 south and Route 50/17 west to return to Route 723.

On Jan. 23, 2019, the Virginia Department of Transportation awarded a $1,315,696.62 construction contract to Kanawha Stone Company Inc. of Nitro, W.Va. The contract has a fixed completion date of November 1, 2019. All work is weather permitting.

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

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