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New traffic signal installed at Martinsburg Pike and Old Charles Town Road in Frederick County

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A new traffic signal has been installed at the intersection of Route 11 (Martinsburg Pike) and Route 761 (Old Charles Town Road) in Frederick County. The signal will be put into flash mode for seven days around Jan. 20.

Flash mode allows travelers in the area to become aware of the new signal before it becomes fully operational.

All roads at the intersection have dedicated left-turn lanes. The signal will default to green on Route 11 and will begin to cycle when traffic is detected on Route 761. A camera at the top of the signal arm will detect queued traffic. The camera will not be used by the Virginia Department of Transportation to collect or record images. The signal is also equipped with a traffic preemption system that provides a green signal for approaching emergency vehicles in response mode.

The new signal will help manage increased traffic volumes in the area near the Snowden Bridge subdivision and the new Jordan Springs Elementary School The signal is part of a proffer agreement with Frederick County and the Snowden Bridge Property developer.

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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