The planned closure of Route 60 (East 29th Street/Midland Trail) in Buena Vista has been postponed until Thursday, February 4, because of expected rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday. The city has scheduled this closure from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. while a contractor replaces a drainage pipe near the eastern city limits. All work is weather permitting.
The work zone is near a runaway truck ramp at the base of a steep mountain grade. To help ensure worker safety, the contractor consulted with the Virginia Department of Transportation to set up a roughly 20-mile traffic detour through Rockbridge and Amherst counties.
Signs will guide all traffic through one of the following detours:
Eastbound Route 60 traffic will turn south on Route 501 (Magnolia Avenue/Glasgow Highway), continue straight onto Route 130 (Elon Road), and then turn north on Route 635 (Buffalo Springs Turnpike) to return to Route 60.
Westbound Route 60 traffic will turn south on Route 635 (Buffalo Springs Turnpike), west on Route 130 (Elon Road) and continue straight onto Route 501 (Glasgow Highway/Magnolia Avenue) to return to Route 60.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
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