Frederick County: Safety enhancement project under way on Route 37

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The Virginia Department of Transportation has begun a safety-enhancement project on Route 37 northbound and southbound in Frederick County.

Improvements include extending shoulder pavement with rumble strip installation and guardrail upgrades along a nine-mile stretch between Route 11 (Valley Pike) just south of Winchester and Route 11 (Martinsburg Pike) just north of the city. Route 37 is a four-lane, limited access highway serving as the Winchester western bypass.

Work to extend shoulder pavement with rumble strip installation begins on Monday, August 24. Motorists should expect alternating lane closures during daytime and overnight hours as follows:

  • Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Friday nights from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. (Saturday morning).
  • Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. (Sunday morning).

Contractors have already begun replacing guardrail at various locations along Route 37, using shoulder closures during daytime and overnight hours. All work is weather permitting.

On June 2, VDOT awarded a $2,504,048.96 construction contract to Kickin’ Asphalt Paving and Excavating LLC of Strasburg, Virginia. The contract has a fixed completion date of November 15, 2020. 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 Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

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