Two-Day Railroad Crossing Maintenance to Cause Major Transportation Disruption Near Front Royal

Warren County

Map showing railroad crossing closures on Route 606 and Route 624 in Warren County
Map of planned railroad crossing closures

STAUNTON – Motorists should expect major traffic disruptions near Front Royal in Warren County along Route 624 (Happy Creek Road) due to Norfolk Southern Railroad maintenance work.  On Wednesday, February 14 work will be at the Route 606 (Shenandoah Shores Road) crossing and on Thursday, February 15 work will be at the Route 624 crossing near Route 647 (Dismal Hollow Road.  The start and end times of the crossing closures due to the railroad maintenance work are estimates provided by Norfolk Southern.

The February 14 work is estimated from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. producing a major one-day transportation disruption affecting Shenandoah Shores, Christendom College and a variety of businesses and residential areas that can only be accessed by traveling over the crossing at Route 606 and Route 624. Route 606 at the railroad crossing is the single ingress and egress for Route 606 north of Route 624. Only emergency services will be able to enter or leave the area while the railroad work is underway. There is no detour available. All who use this intersection must expect no travel in and out of the area during the scheduled work.

The February 15 work is estimated from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Route 624 will be closed just west of the Route 647 intersection.   Signs will guide traffic on the following detours:

  • Route 624 traffic approaching from the west (Front Royal area) will go south on Leach Run Parkway, east on Route 55 (John Marshall Highway) and then north on Route 647 to the end of the detour.
  • Route 624 traffic approaching from the east (the area of the I-66 overpass bridges) will go south on Route 647, west on Route 55 (John Marshall Highway) and then north on Leach Run Parkway to the end of the detour.

All work is weather permitting, and the closure schedule is subject to change.

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Last updated: July 19, 2024

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