Portion of Route 712 in Rockbridge County to close for bridge replacement April 22

Staunton District

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STAUNTON — Motorists using Route 712 (Wades Road) in Rockbridge County will be directed to follow a short detour around a bridge replacement project beginning Monday, April 22. The location is between Route 726 (McElwee Road) and Route 729 (Back Draft Road). The closure is expected to last about three and a half weeks as the Virginia Department of Transportation replaces the bridge over Cedar Grove Branch.

Detour will be as follows:

  • South of Route 712 closure – Head east on Route 712 (Bustleburg Road), right on Route 252 (Brownsburg Turnpike), right onto Route 39 (Maury River Road), right on Route 729 (Back Draft Road) to return to Wades Road.
  • North of Route 712 – Head south on Route 729 (Back Draft Road), left onto Route 39 (Maury River Road), left on Route 252 (Brownsburg Turnpike), left on Route 712 (Bustleburg Road) to continue to Wades Road.

The work is expected to be completed on or about Thursday, May 16. All work is weather permitting.

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

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Last updated: July 19, 2024

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