VDOT to close Route 801 in Augusta County Jan. 26 for bridge replacement

road-work-headerA portion of Route 801 (Hangers Mill Road) in Augusta County will close for about nine months beginning Monday, January 26, during replacement of a bridge over Jennings Branch. The location is about 0.2-mile north of Route 250 (Churchville Avenue) between Staunton and Churchville.

Route 801 will be closed to through traffic between Route 250 and Route 835 (Hotchkiss Road), and drivers will follow the posted detour. Local traffic can access properties along Route 801 by entering from the appropriate side of the bridge.

The Commonwealth Transportation Board in October 2014 awarded a $1.17-million contract to Crossroads Bridge Inc. of Marion, Va. Contractors will replace a single-lane truss bridge built in 1900 with a new two-lane truss bridge. The new bridge and approaches will be slightly realigned to improve sight distance for drivers.

Route 801 is expected to reopen in October 2015. All work is weather permitting.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511 and at 511Virginia.org. For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center 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. 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 www.VirginiaDOT.org.

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