Virginia Department of Transportation Press Release:

STAUNTON – Part of Route 666 (Lofton Road) in Augusta County is scheduled to be closed from 7 a.m. Monday, October 8, through 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 9. This closure is for repairs to the Norfolk Southern Railway crossing between Route 11 (Lee-Jackson Highway) and Route 608 (Cold Springs Road). All work is weather permitting.
Residents and business owners on Route 666 will have access properties on either side of the work zone. Through traffic will use one of these detours:

  • Drivers west of the rail crossing will follow Route 666 west, Route 11 south, Route 667 (Dabneys Road) east and Route 608 north to the end of the detour.
  • Drivers east of the rail crossing will follow Route 666 east, Route 608 south, Route 667 west and Route 11 north to the end of the detour.

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The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.