VDOT easing Memorial Day weekend travel with lane reopenings
The lanes will be open from noon Friday, May 22, until noon Tuesday, May 26.
Long-term construction zones with concrete barriers and orange barrels will remain in place.
There are three areas in the Greater Augusta area where ongoing work may cause delays this weekend.
– Route 629 (Deerfield Valley Road) – Road work continues because of a rock slide that closed the road between Route 250 and Route 716 (West Augusta Road). Use Route 716 to connect to Route 250 and Route 629.
– Route 774 (Cline River Road, New Hope) – Work to replace a bridge over Middle River has closed Route 774 northbound and southbound between Route 608 (Battlefield Road) and Route 775 (Craig Shop Road) in Augusta County. Suggested detour: Northbound traffic take Route 608 to Route 778 (Knightly Mill Road) to Route 775 to Route 774. Southbound traffic take reverse of northbound detour.
– Route 794 (Sangers Lane) – Work to replace a bridge over Christians Creek has closed Route 794 eastbound and westbound between Route 792 (Basley Road) and Route 642 (Barren Ridge Road) in Augusta County. Suggested detour: Westbound traffic take Route 792 south to Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) east to Route 642 north to Route 794. Eastbound traffic take reverse of westbound detour.