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Rt. 1001 in Greene Reopens after Roadway Damage - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Rt. 1001 in Greene Reopens after Roadway Damage

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A sinkhole in Stanardsville shut down Ford Avenue (Route 1001) Tuesday - but quick attention from Virginia Department of Transportation crews means the road is now repaired, and everyone is safe.

Heavy rains a couple of weeks ago caused a part of Ford Avenue to begin caving in. When VDOT crews came and checked things out Tuesday, they closed the road to make sure things were taken care of right away. A backhoe and a 12-person crew repaired both the pipe below ground and damage above ground.

Site manager Jeffrey Garr said he thinks a recent storm created the problem. He also said this will likely be the first of many road issues that crop up this summer.

"It seems to be starting out that way. We actually got three or four more pipes that we're going to have to be doing here in the next week or two, so it's something that usually comes out after those heavy rains. They'll rear their head and we'll have to go in and replace or fix them,” said Garr.

Crews said there are a few other spots they're monitoring. They plan to evaluate another area in Greene off Preddy Creek Road Wednesday morning.

Ford Avenue reopened Tuesday around 2 p.m. Crews first arrived at the sinkhole around 6:30 a.m.

UPDATE: Virginia Department of Transportation Press Release

CULPEPER — Route 1001 (Ford Avenue) in the town of Stanardsville is open to through traffic. The road was closed early this morning after a storm water pipe failed and damaged the road.

A crew with the Virginia Department of Transportation was able to repair both the pipe and the damage to the road surface.

Real-time road conditions and weather forecasts are available on VDOT’s traffic and travel website, www.511Virginia.org. The site also has live traffic camera images for many major highways, including Interstate 64, I-66 and Routes 29 and 250 in Central Virginia. Motorists can call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for road and traffic conditions on all major highways in the state. Call 1-800-367-7623 24 hours a day to report highway-related problems or request information about Virginia’s highways.

Virginia Department of Transportation Press Release

CULPEPER — Route 1001 (Ford Avenue) in Greene County is closed to through traffic between Route 29 Business (Main Street) in the town of Stanardsville and Route 637 (Octonia Road) due to a stormwater pipe that failed and damaged the road.

A crew with the Virginia Department of Transportation is at the site assessing the damage and how to repair the pipe and road. At this time it’s not known how long the road will be closed.

Motorists coming from the south should use Route 33 Business to Route 230 (Madison Road) to Route 637 as a detour route. Drivers coming from the north should reverse the detour route.

Real-time road conditions and weather forecasts are available on VDOT’s traffic and travel website, www.511Virginia.org. The site also has live traffic camera images for many major highways, including Interstate 64, I-66 and Routes 29 and 250 in Central Virginia. Motorists can call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for road and traffic conditions on all major highways in the state. Call 1-800-367-7623 24 hours a day to report highway-related problems or request information about Virginia’s highways.

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