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Traffic alert: Closure of part of Route 608 in Fishersville is for bridge work

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Part of Route 608 in Augusta County will close for one month starting Monday, July 17.

The closure will be between Route 795 (Entry School Road/St. James Road) and Route 1390 (Emerald Hill Drive) in Fishersville.

The Virginia Department of Transportation is scheduled to remove two small bridges over Meadow Run tributaries and replace them with box culverts.

While all work is weather permitting, Route 608 traffic can also use Route 642 (Barren Ridge Road) and Route 795 (St. James Road) as an alternate route around the work zone. Digital message signs advise motorists of the pending closure on Route 608.

Residents will have access to properties along Route 608 on either side of the work zone.

Through traffic will detour as follows:

  • Drivers approaching from the south (Fishersville area) will go north on Route 796 (Kiddsville Road) and then west on Route 795 (Entry School Road) to the end of the detour.
  • Drivers approaching from the north (Hermitage area) will go east on Route 795 (Entry School Road) and then south on Route 796 (Kiddsville Road) to the end of the detour.

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca J. Barnabi is the national editor of Augusta Free Press. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, she began her journalism career at The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star. In 2013, she was awarded first place for feature writing in the Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia Awards Program, and was honored by the Virginia School Boards Association’s 2019 Media Honor Roll Program for her coverage of Waynesboro Schools. Her background in newspapers includes writing about features, local government, education and the arts.