Part of Route 638 in Clarke County closed Wednesday for pipe replacement

road work transportationA portion of Route 638 (Howellsville Road) in Clarke County is scheduled to be closed Wednesday, May 30, for a pipe replacement. The work zone is 3.1 miles south of Route 50 (John Mosby Highway) in the Shenandoah Farms area. The closure is scheduled from 7 a.m. through 8 p.m. All work is weather permitting.

Through traffic will be directed on the following detour, which includes routes in Clarke and Warren counties:

Southbound traffic will go west on Route 50, south on Route 624 (Redgate Road/Milldale Road/Morgan Ford Road), and then northeast on Howellsville Road (Route 643/603/638) to the end of the detour.
Northbound traffic will go south on Howellsville Road (Route 638/603/643), north on Route 624 (Morgan Ford Road/Milldale Road/Redgate Road), and then east on Route 50 to the end of the detour.

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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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