Augusta Free Press

Traffic signal upgrades in Shenandoah Valley begin Thursday

Flashing yellow left-turn arrow traffic signals will be installed at seven intersections from Thursday, September 28, through Thursday, October 5. The intersections are located in Rockbridge County near Lexington, Augusta County near Fishersville, and Rockingham County near McGaheysville.

The flashing yellow left-turn arrow allows drivers to turn left after yielding to all oncoming traffic and pedestrians. Included in these upgrades are the Shenandoah Valley’s first dual flashing yellow arrow signals for a dual left-turn lane movement.

During installation, motorists should expect turn-lane closures between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the following locations:

Thursday, September 28, in Rockbridge County:

Monday, October 2, in Augusta County:

Tuesday, October 3, in Augusta County:

Wednesday, October 4, in Augusta County:

Thursday, October 5, in Rockingham County:

All work is weather permitting.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at

The VDOT Customer Service Center can assist with reporting road hazards, asking transportation questions, or getting information related to Virginia’s roads. Call 800-FOR- ROAD (800-367-7623) or use its mobile friendly website at Agents are available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.

The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton. VDOT can be followed 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.