Crash-prone stretch of Route 29 to be revamped; lane closures in July

A major, weekslong highway closure is less than a month away, and the Virginia Department of Transportation wants drivers to plan ahead.

A crash-prone stretch of U.S. Route 29 between Warrenton, Virginia, and Gainesville, Virginia, will be closed near Vint Hill Road beginning around noon on July 8. The closure of the northbound lanes could last through early August.

The southbound lanes, and the Vint Hill Road intersection, will remain open.

Northbound long-distance drivers will be directed toward U.S. Route 17 and Interstate 66, from Warrenton to Marshall, for up to three weeks while the northbound lanes are regraded and rebuilt. Local traffic will be detoured onto Route 605.

“This is the top-identified safety improvement needed in…

Original published: 2019-06-11 07:06:22 Read the full Washington News here

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