Sinkhole closes Route 629 in Shenandoah County

road work transportationA sinkhole has closed part of Route 629 (Oranda Road) in Shenandoah County. The sinkhole was discovered late Wednesday afternoon between Route 660 (Timberlake Road) and Route 622 (Clary Road) near the town of Strasburg.

Detour signs will direct traffic around the closed portion of Route 629. Passenger vehicles will use Route 660 and Route 622. Commercial vehicles will use Route 55/48 (John Marshall Highway), Route 622 and Route 631 (Pine Grove Road).

Excavation and repair work is scheduled to begin Thursday morning, May 17. All work is weather permitting. The Virginia Department of Transportation will provide updates when additional information is available.

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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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