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Road work will impact traffic on Route 340 in Crimora-Grottoes area beginning next week

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VDOT is scheduled to start safety-enhancement work on Route 340 north of Route 612 in Crimora in Augusta County next week.

Improvements scheduled to get under way on Monday, May 24 include shoulder widening, guardrail updates, and new roadway edge rumble strips. The 6.9-mile long project is from just north of Route 612 (New Hope and Crimora Road) to Route 861 (Teter Road) in between Crimora and Grottoes.

From May 24 through mid-August 2021, Route 340 motorists should be alert for flaggers and pilot trucks controlling traffic on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Delays are possible during work hours.

All work is weather permitting.

In January, VDOT awarded a $930,523.41 contract to B&S Contracting Inc. of Staunton. The Federal Highway Administration funds 90 percent of the design and construction of this project through the Highway Safety Improvement Program.

For updated traffic alerts and traveler information, dial 511 or visit For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.

Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.

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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