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Highland County: Slope failure closes Route 84

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Part of Route 84 (Mill Gap Road) in Highland County has been closed due to a slope failure near the West Virginia state line.

The roadway is closed to through traffic between Route 600 (Lower Back Creek Road) in Highland County, Virginia, and Route 92 in Pocahontas County, West Virginia.

The Virginia Department of Transportation does not have an estimated date for reopening Route 84. Repairs will include excavation work and installation of soil nails to stabilize the slope. All work is weather permitting.

Route 84 drivers will follow one of these posted detours:

  • Drivers approaching from the east (Highland County) will follow Route 220 (Jackson River Road/Sam Snead Highway) south into Bath County, Route 39 (Mountain Valley Road) west into West Virginia, and then Route 92 north to the end of the detour.
  • Drivers approaching from the west (Pocahontas County, West Virginia) will follow Route 92 south, Route 39 east into Bath County, Virginia, and then Route 220 north to the end of the detour.

For updated traffic alerts and travel information, dial 511 or go to 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. Follow VDOT 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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