~ Press release issued by Virginia Department of Transportation
STAUNTON — Part of Route 689 (Ida Road) in eastern Page County is scheduled to be closed to through traffic for about six weeks beginning Monday, June 12. This closure allows crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation to replace the East Hawksbill Creek bridge. The closure is between the two intersections with Route 629 (Hollow Run Road/Ida Hollow Road).
Local traffic on Route 689 will have access to properties on either side of the work zone. Through traffic will be detoured as follows:
- North of the bridge, drivers approaching from the north side of the bridge will go north on Route 689 (Ida Road/Stonyman Road), turn right on Route 611 (Farmview Road) and then left on Route 629 (Hollow Run Road) to return to Route 689.
- Drivers approaching from the south side of the bridge will go north on Route 689, turn left on Route 629 (Hollow Run Road) and then right on Route 611 to return to Route 689 (Stonyman Road/Ida Road).
The Route 689 bridge replacement is scheduled for completion on or about Thursday, July 20. 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 Web page is www.VirginiaDOT.org.