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Slope repairs on Route 33 in Rockingham County May 6-7

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Lane closures and lane shifts are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, May 6-7, on a mountainous stretch of Route 33 (Spotswood Trail) in Rockingham County. The traffic restrictions are for slope repairs in the area of the runaway truck ramp between Route 624 (Mill Lane) and the Greene County line. All work is weather permitting.

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, the westbound lane of Route 33 will be closed. During these work hours, westbound drivers will be shifted onto the eastbound left lane. Eastbound traffic will be restricted to the right lane. The Virginia Department of Transportation urges motorists to use extreme caution through this area, and be alert for slow-moving vehicles.

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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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