Part of Route 608 in Augusta County closing July 17 for two bridge replacements

Augusta County

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Box Culvert Installation

STAUNTON – Part of Route 608 (Long Meadow Road) in Augusta County is scheduled to close for about a month beginning Monday, July 17. This closure is between Route 795 (Entry School Road/St. James Road) and Route 1390 (Emerald Hill Drive) in the Fishersville area. It will allow the Virginia Department of Transportation to remove two small bridges over Meadow Run tributaries and replace them with box culverts.

Residents will have access to properties along Route 608 on either side of the work zone. Through traffic will detour as follows:

  • Drivers approaching from the south (Fishersville area) will go north on Route 796 (Kiddsville Road) and then west on Route 795 (Entry School Road) to the end of the detour.
  • Drivers approaching from the north (Hermitage area) will go east on Route 795 (Entry School Road) and then south on Route 796 (Kiddsville Road) to the end of the detour.

Route 608 traffic can also use Route 642 (Barren Ridge Road) and Route 795 (St. James Road) as an alternate route around the work zone.

Digital message signs advise motorists of the pending closure on Route 608.

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 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.

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Last updated: July 19, 2024

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