Hwy 56 North Closed for Two Weeks Beginning February 5th
Posted: Jan 31, 2018
WAYNESBORO- A section of State Route (SR) 56, northeast of
Waynesboro, will close from Feb. 5 to Feb. 19, 2018 to allow contractors to
replace damaged drainage structures between Collins Road and River Road.
During the allowed 14-day closure window, drivers may use the prepared detour
via SR 56 SPUR/River Road, SR 80 and SR 23. Local traffic will be allowed up to
a certain point.
The work is part of the $4.817 million construction award for Phase I widening
of SR 56 to a four-lane highway and is funded entirely by the Transportation
The 1.35-mile widening is expected to reduce the crash rates, while improving
capacity. In totality all three phases of eventual Burke County roadway
expansion equates to a $24 million investment.
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