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BEDFORD COUNTY: Route 644 Bridge Replacement Over Big Otter River

Route 644 (Lankford Road) will be closed for a bridge replacement project over Big Otter River beginning January 9, 2020. The bridge will be closed with a detour in place for approximately 11 months beginning October 2019 through November 2020. The detour may be up to nine miles so drivers should expect delays in travel times and plan accordingly. The project is expected to be completed in November 2020.

BEDFORD COUNTY: Route 608 (Altice Road) Bridge Closure

The Route 608 (Altice Road) bridge over the railroad tracks in Bedford County will be closed for emergency repairs starting Friday, May 15. The bridge is located about two miles northwest of Moneta. During a routine inspection, some deterioration was discovered in the bridge’s wooden beams. This is expected to be a long-term closure and drivers will need to seek alternate routes. It is unknown when the road will reopen due to manufcaturing delays.

BEDFORD COUNTY: Route 666 (Elkton Farm Road) Bridge Replacement

Work has been underway to replace the Elkton Farm Road Bridge over the railroad tracks near Forest. The bridge is located 0.25 mile from Route 221. On or about July 17, the bridge is expected to reopen, weather permitting. Residual work will continue in the area. Expected completion is in November 2020.

BEDFORD COUNTY: Route 622 (Everrett Road) Bridge Replacement

On December 7 at 8 a.m., work to replace the bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railway on Route 622 (Everett Road) is scheduled to begin. This closure will be located 0.48 mile north of Route 1329 (West Crossing Drive) and 1.06 miles south of Route 646 (Gladden Circle). The road is scheduled to be closed until Spring 2022.


FRANKLIN COUNTY: Route 122 Bridge Replacement Over Blackwater River

Route 122 (Booker T Washington Highway) will be under a flagging operation during daytime hours for a bridge replacement project over Blackwater River. The bridge is located between Route 40 and the intersection with Angle Plantation Road. Drivers can expect some delays for flagging during construction of the new bridge, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. A barrier wall will be in place. The project is expected to be completed in November 2020.

FRANKLIN COUNTY: Route 718 Pigg River Bridge Replacement

Effective at 8 a.m. on July 1, 2020 a section of Route 718 (Colonial Turnpike) is scheduled to be closed for a bridge replacement. The bridge is located over the Pigg River, 0.50 mile north of Route 715 (Chestnut Mountain Road) and 1.00 mile south of Route 646 (Doe Run Road). A detour will be in place. The road will be closed until November 2021.


MONTGOMERY COUNTY: Route 603 (North Fork Road) Bridge Replacement Over Flatwood Branch

On or about July 13, 2020, Route 603 (North Fork Road) in Montgomery County will be closed for a bridge replacement over Flatwood Branch from the intersection of Route 713 to .01 miles south of the intersection of Route 647. During this time, a detour will be utilized and directional signs will be in place to assist the traveling public. Weather permitting, the bridge is expected to reopen November 2020 with work expected to be completed December 2020.  

  • Detour Routes:

    • Northbound traffic will turn left from Route 603 (North Fork Road) onto Route 622 (Reesedale Road) and continue for 2.7 miles where Reesedale Road becomes Route 713 (Flatwoods Branch). Continue for 1.0 mile to the intersection of Route 603 (North Fork Road). Turn left onto Route 603 (North Fork Road) to head towards I-81.

    • Southboundtraffic will turn right from Route 603 (North Fork Road) onto Route 713 (Flatwoods Branch) and continue for 1.0 mile until it becomes Route 622 (Reesedale Road) Continue for 2.7 miles to the intersection of Route 603 (North Fork Road). Turn right onto Route 603 (North Fork Road) to head towards Blacksburg.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY: Route 636 Bridge Replacement Over Roanoke River at Seneca Hollow

Work has begun replacing the bridge on Route 636 over the Roanoke River at Seneca Hollow. This work will require a road closure, beginning on July 27, from Echo Hills Road to .36 mile south of Route 460. A detour will be in place. The detour will restrict access to Route 460 at Seneca Hollow and will require travelers to enter/exit Route 460 at Friendship Road near Wheeling Hollow. The project is expected to be completed in late June 2021. 


ROANOKE COUNTY: Route 221 Bridge Replacement With Box Culvert Over Martins Creek

Work is set to begin on the existing bridge on Route 221 over Martins Creek for a replacement of a box culvert at the intersection with Route 696 (Martins Creek Rd). Once construction is underway, a temporary road section will be built first and installed to the north and next to the existing road for maintenance of traffic during removal of the existing bridge and installation of a new box culvert. The speed limit throughout the work zone will be reduced. Traffic will be switched to the temporary section of road in September 2020 and will remain in this configuration through the end of the project until traffic can be switched onto the new bridge. Estimated completion is fall 2021.

 

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Improvement of structures and approaches.  

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Jen Ward
(540) 387-5238

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Locality: Bedford , Botetourt , Carroll , Craig , Floyd , Franklin , Giles , Henry , Montgomery , Patrick , Pulaski , and Roanoke

Page last modified: Nov. 20, 2020