Route 231 closed two nights Aug. 10-11

Closures in place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.; motorists detoured

Route 231 (F.T. Valley Road) in Rappahannock County will be closed overnight Monday, Aug. 10 and Tuesday, Aug. 11 for drainage pipe replacement work.

The work area, which is located from about 0.1 mile south of Route 652 (Poortown Road) to Route 608 (Ashby Road), will be closed to through traffic from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Driveway access will be maintained throughout the project.

Southbound motorists should follow Route 522 (Sperryville Pike) south to Route 604 (Round Hill Road), and then right onto Route 707 (Slate Mills Road), which carries traffic back to Route 231. Northbound motorists will reverse the detour.

Message boards and detour signs will be in place to notify motorists of the closure.

Nethers Road closed Aug. 11-14

At 8 a.m. on Tuesday Aug. 11, part of Route 602 (Nethers Road) will be closed while crews restore a section of eroded riverbank on the Hughes River, which runs alongside Route 602 at the Rappahannock/Madison county line.

The road will be closed between Route 231 (F.T. Valley Road) and Route 601 (Nethers Road) and is expected to reopen the afternoon of Friday, Aug. 14, weather permitting. Access to driveway entrances will be maintained during the closure.

A detour has been established for motorists during the closure, including those wishing to reach the Old Rag Mountain trailhead at Shenandoah National Park. Motorists should use Route 231 and Route 601 (Peola Mills Road) as the detour route.

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Roger Piantadosi
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Former Rappahannock News editor Roger Piantadosi is a writer and works on web and video projects for Rappahannock Media and his own Synergist Media company. Before joining the News in 2009, he was a staff writer, editor and web developer at The Washington Post for almost 30 years.