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Route 859 in Albemarle County will Close July 8

All-day closure of Overlook Drive will allow railroad to repair roadway crossing
Route 859 (Overlook Drive) in Albemarle County will be closed to through traffic at the Norfolk Southern Railroad crossing on Monday, July 8. The closure, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., will allow the railroad to make repairs to the highway crossing.

Traffic will be able to travel Route 859 on both sides of the railroad crossing while it is closed. Message boards have been posted to advise residents of the planned closure and provisions have been made for emergency access across the tracks.

Motorists should check VDOT’s traffic information web site,, or call 511 for real-time information about traffic conditions and delays. Android and iPhone users can also download a free 511 app that provides real-time traffic information based on their location.

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