Widening of Route 262 at Staunton begins Aug. 14

Augusta County

Route 262, widening, bypass, Staunton, Woodrow Wilson Parkway
Route 262 (Woodrow Wilson Parkway)

STAUNTON — Two additional travel lanes will be constructed on Route 262 (Woodrow Wilson Parkway) in Augusta County near Staunton starting Monday, Aug. 14. The project will provide Route 262 motorists with two northbound lanes and two southbound lanes between the interchanges with Route 613 (Old Greenville Road) and Route 252 (Middlebrook Avenue).

Contractors will build two new northbound lanes parallel to the existing road, which currently has a single lane in each direction between Route 613 and Route 252. When construction is complete, northbound traffic will utilize the new lanes and southbound traffic will use both existing lanes.

The 0.74-mile widening project will enhance safety and improve traffic flow by extending the divided highway portion of Route 262 northward, and by providing a full acceleration lane for motorists entering Route 262 southbound from the Route 252 interchange.

For the duration of the project, the northbound right shoulder of Route 262 will be closed 24/7. During later stages of construction, northbound and southbound motorists should be alert for traffic-lane shifts and occasional single-lane closures. The Virginia Department of Transportation will share details of those traffic restrictions as they become available.

On July 27, 2023, the Virginia Department of Transportation awarded a $2,835,313.00 construction contract to A&J Development and Excavation Inc. of Mount Crawford, Va. The project has a contract completion date of May 24, 2024. 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.

Last updated: July 19, 2024

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