STAUNTON – Part of Route 610 (Howardsville Turnpike) in Augusta County will be closed to through traffic for about a month beginning Wednesday, May 31. The closure is between Route 848 (Rankin Lane) and Route 633 (Patton Farm Road) near Stuarts Draft. It allows the Virginia Department of Transportation to replace the bridge over Kennedy Creek with a box culvert.
Local traffic will be able to access properties along Route 610 on either side of the work zone. Through traffic will use a roughly seven-mile detour as follows:
- Drivers approaching from the west (Stuarts Draft area) will go west on Route 610, north on Route 608 (Draft Avenue), east on Route 639 (Wayne Avenue) and then south on Route 634/633 (Patton Farm Road) to return to Route 610.
- Drivers approaching from the east (Sherando area) will go east on Route 610, north on Route 633/634 (Patton Farm Road), west on Route 639 (Wayne Avenue) and then south on Route 608 (Draft Avenue) to return to Route 610.
The Route 610 bridge replacement is scheduled for completion on or about Thursday, June 29. All work is weather permitting.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
Obtain traffic alerts and traveler information by dialing 511 or visiting 511Virginia.org. For other assistance, call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 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 VDOT Staunton District is on Facebook and Twitter. Follow VDOT statewide accounts on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. The VDOT Web page is www.VirginiaDOT.org.