Virginia Department of Transportation road watch

The following is a list of forecasted highway projects that may impact traffic traveling in the 12-county Salem Transportation District this week. Work schedules and construction project timelines are always subject to change and weather dependent. The Salem District covers Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

ROUTE 636 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT AT SENECA HOLLOW – Work has begun replacing the bridge on Route 636 over the Roanoke River at Seneca Hollow. A road closure will is in place 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.

ROUTE 8 OVERHEAD UTILITY WORK – Utility contractors will be performing pole and line replacement and upgrades parallel with Route 8 (Riner Road) between Pugh Lane (Private) and Route 1295 (Life Drive).  Motorists should expect shoulder closures and lane closures for travel in both directions.  Intermittent full closures of the highway will be required for periods lasting no longer than 15 minutes.  Work is scheduled to last through August 2020.

ROUTE 685 TURN LANE CONSTRUCTION – Turn lane construction on Route 685 (Prices Fork Road) has begun between Route 1145 (Stratford View Drive) and Route 654 (Brooksfield Road).  Motorists should expect daily shoulder closures with intermittent lanes closures controlled by flagging forces.  Work will be performed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m..  Completion is spring 2021.

ROUTE 603 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT – Work is underway on Route 603 (North Fork Road). It will be closed for a bridge replacement over Flatwoods Branch from the intersection of Route 713 to .01 miles south of the intersection of Route 647. Route 713 and Route 622 (Reesedale Road) will be utilized as a detour to allow traffic to navigate around the closed area of Route 603. A speed limit reduction of 35 mph will be in place on the detour. Directional signs will be in place to assist the traveling public. Weather permitting, the bridge is expected to be completed December 2020.

ROUTE 639 IMPROVEMENTS – Route 639 (Mt. Pleasant Road) is currently under construction. Spot widening and roadway improvements will be performed between the intersections of Route 742 (Archer Road) and Route 675 (Split Rail Road). Drivers may experience delays due to flagging operations as initial maintenance is performed on the roadway and shoulder/drainage areas. Beginning June 8, this section of Route 639 will be closed to traffic and a detour put into place until September. This project is expected to be completed in October 2020.

Route 639 wis closed and a detour is in place.  Traffic will be re-routed through Route 638 (George’s Run Road) and Route 637 (Alleghany Road) for both northbound and southbound traffic. This detour will remain in place until September 2020.

WATERLINE CONSTRUCTION – Construction of a waterline along Route 659 (Vicker Switch Road), Route 719 (Switchback Road), Route 660 (Crab Creek Road), and Route 661 (Chrisman Mill Road) includes shoulder closures and lane closures.  The work is expected to be completed in February 2021.

 

INTERSTATE 81

INTERSTATE 81 LANE WIDENING CONSTRUCTION EXIT 141 TO EXIT 143 – A project to widen the lanes on I-81 in Roanoke in both northbound and southbound directions between Exit 141 to Exit 143 has begun. Installation of construction signs is taking place along with surveys and clearing operations. Work may be conducted within the median and barrier walls are being put in place. Weekday and weekend lane and shoulder closures may be in place for guardrail removal, shoulder wedging and paving. Estimated completion date of the project is summer of 2022.

Weather permitting, drivers can expect a left lane closure on northbound and southbound I-81 from Sunday through Friday morning, 8 p.m. at night until 6 a.m. the following morning from exit 140 to 143.

I-81 NORTHBOUND AT EXIT 105 NEW RIVER BRIDGE REPLACEMENT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Lane and shoulder closures may be in place near exit 105. Lane closure may be in effect during the week from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Shoulder closures may be in effect at any time during the week. Slow rolls may be performed on I-81 in the north and southbound lanes from mile marker 104 to 106 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Speed limit is reduced to 60 miles per hour in the work zone. Shoulder closures will remain in place though the duration of the project.

Through Friday morning, August 28, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., I-81 southbound will have right lane closures from mile marker 106-104 for shoulder reconstruction.

Slow rolls may be utilized periodically on both the northbound and southbound lanes from mile marker 98-109 for structural steel deliveries and setting beams.

I-81 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT AT EXIT 114 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY – The bridge replacement of the two Interstate 81 bridges over Route 8, northbound and southbound, is underway. Drivers can expect alternating lane and shoulder closures, northbound and southbound, from mile marker 114 to 115. Exit 114 ramp shoulder closures will be ongoing from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Speed limit is reduced to 60 mph in the work zone.  Route 8 will have alternating northbound and southbound shoulder and lane closures, day or night, as needed between the I-81 on and off ramps. A temporary traffic signal will direct traffic on Route 8 throughout the duration of the project. Access to all properties will be maintained during construction. Estimated completion is summer 2021.

 

I-81 PAVING AND WIDENING PROJECT IN PULASKI COUNTY – A project to widen the shoulder and extend an acceleration lane on northbound I-81 at exit 89 is underway. Drivers can expect alternating left and right lane closures between the south end of the Route 644 bridge to the south end of the Route 100 bridge during nighttime hours, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. Additional alternating lane closures may be in place at the I-77 Hillsville exit.

I-81 PAVING OPERATIONS – Paving operations are being performed throughout the district.

BOTETOURT COUNTY: Alternating lane closures on I-81 in Botetourt County between mile marker 151.5 and 161.6, northbound and southbound lanes, Sunday through Friday, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting.

BOTETOURT COUNTY: Alternating lane closures on I-81 southbound in Botetourt County between mile marker 163 and 168, Sunday through Friday, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting. Speed limit reduction of 60 mph in place.

I-81 BRIDGE DECK REPAIRS – Weather permitting, crews will repair bridge decks on Interstate 81. Right and left lane closures will be in place northbound and southbound during nighttime hours, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. Drivers should watch for signs and expect possible delays.

I-81 LANE & RAMP CLOSURES FOR PAVING OPERATIONS IN ROANOKE & MONTGOMERY COUNTIES– Weather permitting, crews will be milling and paving along Interstate 81. Right and left lane closures will be in place along northbound and southbound lanes during nighttime hours. Drivers should expect possible delays.

I-81 POTHOLE PATCHING OPERATIONS – Weather permitting, crews will patch potholes along Interstate 81.  Mobile right and left lane closures will be in place and moving along northbound and southbound lanes during nighttime hours, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. Drivers should watch for moving vehicles and equipment. Expect possible delays.

 

INTERSTATE 581

I-581/220 LANE & RAMP CLOSURES FOR PAVING AND MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS IN ROANOKE COUNTY– Weather permitting, crews will be milling and paving along Interstate 81. Right and left lane closures will be in place along northbound and southbound lanes during nighttime hours. Drivers should expect possible delays.

I-581 BRIDGE DECK REPAIRS – Weather permitting, crews will repair bridge decks on Interstate 581. Right, center and left lane closures will be in place northbound and southbound during nighttime hours, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. Drivers should watch for signs and expect possible delays.

 

INTERSTATE 77 (CARROLL COUNTY)

I-77 LANE & RAMP CLOSURES FOR PAVING AND MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS IN CARROLL COUNTY– Weather permitting, crews will be milling, paving and maintenance along Interstate 77. Right and left lane closures will be in place along northbound and southbound lanes during nighttime hours. Drivers should expect possible delays.

I-77 BRUSH REMOVAL & SHOULDER WORK – Weather permitting, crews will remove and clear brush and work on shoulders and slopes along I-77 northbound and southbound from mile marker 14 to 19 during nighttime hours, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning. A left lane closure will be in place.

I-77 POTHOLE PATCHING OPERATIONS – Weather permitting, crews will patch potholes along Interstate 77.  Right and left lane closures will be in place along northbound and southbound lanes during daytime hours, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Drivers should watch for moving vehicles and equipment. Expect possible delays.

I-77 BRIDGE DECK REPAIRS – Weather permitting, crews will repair bridge decks on Interstate 77.  Right and left lane closures may be in place northbound or southbound during nighttime hours, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. Drivers should watch for signs and expect possible delays.

 

ROANOKE CITY

ROUTE 460 (ORANGE AVENUE) INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS – Intersection improvements on Orange Avenue and Hollins Road are underway. Turn lanes will be extended on Orange Avenue and a new traffic signal will be installed at the intersection. Hollins Road will be widened from Orange Avenue to McDowell Avenue. Over the next couple of weeks, crews will be working on widening Hollins Road and water line work during daytime hours with a flagging operation on Hollins Road. Drivers can expect nighttime lane closures during the week and weekends on Orange Avenue. Estimated completion is fall 2021.

Work will be performed during daytime hours, Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

On Orange Avenue, nighttime hours with a single lane closure will be in place, Sunday through Friday, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning.

On Hollins Road and McDowell Avenue, all lanes of traffic will remain open during peak hours, Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Single lane closures will be allowed during non-peak hours with flagging operations.

McDowell Avenue may be closed periodically for sewer work and pothole repair.

 

ROANOKE COUNTY

ROUTE 221 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT WITH BOX CULVERT OVER MARTINS CREEK – Work is underway 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.

Flagging operations for pipe installation will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily for pipe installation.

ROUTE 115 (PLANTATION ROAD) INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS – Intersection improvements at Route 115 (Plantation Road) and Route 2023 (Lila Drive) are underway. Alternating lane closures may be in place northbound and southbound, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Route 115 from the intersection at Gander Way and Route 115 (Plantation Road) to the intersection at Route 11 (Lee Highway) and Route 115 (Plantation Rd.).  The work includes the installation of a traffic signal at the intersection. Estimated completion is December 2020.

A right lane closure is in place southbound on Route 115 while crews work to pave the entrance to Double Envelope.  Traffic impacts will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be from Friendship Lane on Route 115 (Plantation Road) to Route 11(Williamson Road).

ROUTE 419 IMPROVEMENT PROJECT – Construction on a 0.5-mile section of Route 419 (Electric Road) in front of Tanglewood Mall has begunt. The project includes improvements to alleviate congestion and provide safer accommodations for bikers and pedestrians. Throughout the life of the project on Route 419, drivers should expect barrels and shoulder closures and nighttime lane closures between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.  Access to some businesses with nighttime hours may be modified at times during construction. For additional information on traffic impacts and “pardon our dust” information, visit http://www.virginiadot.org/Route419tanglewood. The project is expected to be completed in fall 2021.

ROUTE 220 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT OVER BACK CREEK – Work to replace the existing bridge over Back Creek is under construction. There will be right shoulder closures on Route 220 in the north bound lane between Route 715 and Route 676. The bridge is near the intersection of Route 657 (Crowell Gap Road and Winter Drive). Weather permitting, there will be right lane closures between the hours of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Route 220 northbound lane between Route 715 and Route 676.  The right, northbound shoulder will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until further notice. Estimated completion is late 2021.

There will be periodic left lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Route 220 northbound and southbound between Route 715 and Route 676.

Northbound traffic has been switched to the new bridge section and the existing northbound bridge will be removed.

The Route 220 crossover at Crowell Gap Road and Winter Drive is closed and no left turns will be allowed at this intersection.

 

 

 

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY CLOSURE – While the Blue Ridge Parkway makes repairs to slope failures, detour signs will detour traffic around the Bent Mountain section of the Parkway. Traffic will be rerouted onto Route 220 south to Route 419 north to Route 221 south. Those traveling north, will use the reverse of this detour. Detour signage will be attached to existing VDOT signage and will be in place through June 2021.

 

BEDFORD COUNTY

ROUTE 460 S-CURVE REALIGNMENT – Work has begun to realign 1.4 miles of the eastbound lanes of Route 460 in Bedford County near Montvale, about eight miles west of Bedford and approximately 2.3 miles east of Montvale. Eastbound and westbound Route 460 is reduced to one lane. Drivers can expect the speed limit in both directions of Route 460 to be reduced to 45 mph. In addition, there will be alternating long-term, single lane closures on westbound and eastbound Route 460.  Message boards will be posted to alert drivers of upcoming lane closures and traffic pattern changes. Completion is expected in Summer 2022.

ROUTE 707 CLOSURE – Effective September 1, at 8 a.m., a section of Route 707 (Bethesda Road) is scheduled to be closed for slab installation. This closure will be located at 1.20 miles from Route 24 (Wyatts Way) and 1.00 miles from Route 714 (Falling Creek Road). The road is scheduled to be closed until September 3 at 5 p.m.

ROUTE 644 CLOSURE FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT – Route 644 (Lankford Road) is closed for a bridge replacement project over Big Otter River. This closure will be located 0.01 mile east of Route 673 (Benchmark Lane) and 0.50 mile west of Route 675 (Lizard Ridge Road). A nine mile detour will be in place so drivers should expect delays in travel times and plan accordingly. The project is expected to be completed in November 2020.

ROUTE 122 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT OVER GOOSE CREEK – Work is underway for a bridge replacement project on Route 122 (Moneta Road) over Goose Creek. As part of the project, other improvements include wider paved shoulders, road realignment, wider space between lanes, edge line rumble strips and raised centerline pavement markers, and improving the turning radius from Route 801 onto Route 122 to create better sight distance. The bridge replacement will be performed alongside the existing bridge and once the new bridge is complete, traffic will be switched to the new bridge so the old can be removed. Drivers should expect delays in the area for periodic flagging, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and possible slow rolls for placement of piers. Estimated completion is 2021.

ROUTE 122 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT OVER BIG OTTER RIVER – Construction is underway for a bridge replacement on Route 122 over Big Otter River. The bridge is located from 0.232 mile south of the intersection at Route 640 to 0.072 mile north of the intersection at Route 640. Drivers can expect both lanes of traffic will remain open during most of the bridge’s construction. Occasional short-term lane closures with flagging operations may be in place to construct portions of the new bridge. The completion date is scheduled for June 2022.ROUTE 666 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.

 

BOTETOURT COUNTY

ROUTE 220 SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS IN EAGLE ROCK – The project is underway. Flagging operations will be in place on Route 220, north and southbound lanes between Eagle Rock and Iron Gate, 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The speed limit will be reduced to 35 miles per hour just south of Route 622 (Prices Bluff Road) and just north of Route 722 (Chatham Road). No wide loads are permitted through the area. Drivers are cautioned to slow down and pay close attention through the work zone due to curves and minimal site distance. Flagging operations are in place 7 days a week during daytime hours only, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Drivers should watch for signs. Work is estimated to be completed fall 2021.

TRAFFIC SHIFT ON PRICES BLUFF ROAD – A traffic shift will be in place on Route 622 (Prices Bluff Road). Traffic will remain in a two-lane pattern but surface will be compacted stone. Drivers should use caution in the area.

 

CARROLL COUNTY

ROUTE 757 CLOSURE FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT – On August 31, Route 757 (Duncan Mill) will be closed for a bridge replacement project over Greasy Creek. This closure will be located at Route 619. Drivers should expect delays in travel times and plan accordingly. The project is expected to be completed by Sept. 4.

 

CRAIG COUNTY

None at this time.

 

FLOYD COUNTY

ROUTE 221 UTILITY WORK – MMI will be installing fiber optic along Route 221 from Poor Farm Road to Cannady School Road, Route 221 from Christiansburg Pike NE to East Oxford Street, on Route 220 from the Town of Floyd to the Carroll County line, and along Route 8 from Galen Lane to East Oxford Street during daytime hours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Motorists should expect shoulder or lane closures for travel in both directions. Intermittent full closures of the highway will be required for periods lasting no longer than 15 minutes.

ROUTE 221 BRIDGE WORK – Traffic will be reduced to one lane and a temporary signal installed to control traffic on Route 221 for work on the bridge over Camp Branch. The bridge is located west of Willis near Route 762 (Gardner Road). Drivers should expect short delays and changing traffic patterns in the work zone. Estimated completion is early December.

 

FRANKLIN COUNTY

ROUTE 116 CLOSED FOR MUDSLIDE REPAIRS – A section of Route 116 (Jubal Early Highway) in the Coopers Cove area is closed to through traffic.  The road collapsed in the early morning hours on May 22 during prolonged rainfall. Route 116 is a two-lane road and both lanes are closed. The closure is located 1.5 miles east of Route 1520 (Windridge Parkway) and 0.9 mile west of Route 681 (Coopers Cove Road). Traffic can detour around the closure using Route 678 (Truman Hill Road) to Route 635 (Edwardsville Road) to Route 681 (Coopers Cove Road) to return to Route 116. Repairs will include steel rods installation to stabilize the slope, stone and fill to replace the roadbed, guardrail replacement and paving and marking. The work is expected to be completed in September 2020.

ROUTE 641 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT – Work to replace the Route 641 (Callaway Road) bridge over the south branch of the Blackwater River is underway. Traffic is reduced to one lane and a temporary signal has been installed to control traffic. Vehicles wider than 9 feet are prohibited. Drivers should expect short delays and changing traffic patterns in the work zone. Estimated completion is late September 2020.

ROUTE 718 PIGG RIVER BRIDGE REPLACEMENT – A section of Route 718 (Colonial Turnpike) is currently 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.

ROUTE 602 PAVING OPERATIONS – Paving is underway on Route 602 for north and southbound lanes from mile marker 0 to 1 with a lane closure and flagging operations used to direct traffic in the work zone. The completion date is scheduled for November 20, 2020.

CALLAWAY ROAD UTILITY WORK – MMI will be installing fiber optic along Callaway Road from Grassy Hill Road to Bent Mountain Road during daytime hours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Motorists should expect shoulder or lane closures for travel in both directions. Intermittent full closures of the highway will be required for periods lasting no longer than 15 minutes.

ROUTE 775 CLOSURE – Route 775 (Iron Ridge Road) is closed to traffic as an emergency closure due to a washout. The road will remain closed until further notice.

ROUTE 122 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT – 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.

 

GILES COUNTY

PAVING OPERATIONS IN GILES COUNTY:

ROUTE 460 AND ROUTE 11 – Paving operations are in progress on Route 100 and Route 460. Pavement marking will be performed after paving is completed.

PAVING AT THE BLUFFS – Paving operations are underway in the area of the Bluffs between Route 717 and East of Route 219. Traffic will be transitioned to one lane in each direction using the eastbound travel lanes.

 

HENRY COUNTY

ROUTE 695 CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC – A portion of Route 695 (George Taylor Road) is closed to through traffic approximately 0.25 mile from Route 694 (Wagon Trail Road) and 0.85 mile from Route 688 (J S Holland Road). During this time, a detour will be utilized and directional signs will be in place to assist the traveling public. This road closure is necessary for a bridge replacement over Horsepasture Creek.  Weather permitting, the road is expected to be re-opened by Friday, September 11, 2020.

ROUTE 57 PAVING OPERATIONS – Spot paving has started at various locations on Route 57.  Flagging operations will be in place. Expected completion is November 20, 2020.

ROUTE 761 CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC – Aa portion of Route 761 (Valley Drive) is closed to through traffic from Route 1813 (Via Court) to Route 1812 (Pruitt Drive) for a pipe replacement. During this time, a detour will be utilized and directional signs will be in place to assist the traveling public. Weather permitting, the road is expected to be re-opened by August 28, 2020.

ROUTE 866 (DALE AVENUE) UTILITY WORK – HCPSA is installing new water line and service along Dale Avenue (Route 866). Residents of the area should expect periodic road closures. Detours will be in place. These closures will be daytime only and the roads will be opened at the end of each work day.  The work is expected to be completed in early September 2020.

ROUTE 220 SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS – Construction is underway for safety improvements on Route 220. Alternating lane closures will be in place. Work will include trench widening and the addition of rumble strips and guardrail from Route 1210 (Dyer Street) to the Franklin County line. The completion date is scheduled for October 23, 2020.

 

PATRICK COUNTY

ROUTE 698 CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC – A portion of Route 698 (Sheppard Mill Road) is closed to through traffic from 0.20 mile from the North Carolina Line. During this time, a detour will be utilized and directional signs will be in place to assist the traveling public. This road closure is necessary for a pipe replacement. Weather permitting, the road is expected to be re-opened by August 28, 2020.

ROUTE 661 PAVING OPERATIONS – Pavingi s underway on Route 661 for north and southbound lanes from mile marker 5 to 10 with a lane closure and flagging operations used to direct traffic in the work zone. The completion date is scheduled for November 20, 2020.

 

PULASKI COUNTY

ROUTE 11 TURN LANE CONSTRUCTION AT PULASKI MIDDLE SCHOOL – Route 11 (Lee Highway) between Route 1156 (Country Club Drive) and Route 807 (Hatcher Road) will undergo utility work along the shoulder and have trucks entering the highway during construction. Construction will impact northbound and southbound lanes with either a shoulder closure and/or lane closure between 9a.m. and 3 p.m.  Route 11 northbound will have a lane closure for turn lane construction.  The entire project time frame extends to fall 2020.

OLD ROUTE 100 BRIDGE OVER PEAK CREEK CLOSED FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT – A project to replace the bridge on Route F047 (Old Route 100) over Peak Creek in Pulaski County is underway requiring the bridge to close and a detour to be put in place. The bridge is located on the service road that runs parallel to Interstate 81 between exits 94 and 98 and crosses Peak Creek that connects to Claytor Lake. It is approximately 5.5 miles east of the town of Pulaski and 4.8 miles south of Dublin. The road will be closed in both directions on Old Route 100, Route F047, and Possum Hollow Road from 1.61 Miles north of Route 99 to 2.73 miles south of Route 100. Detour signs will be in place to alert the traveling public and cyclists. Weather permitting, the bridge is expected to re-open in October 2020.

The detour during construction of the new bridge will direct drivers traveling northbound to use exit 94 for access onto I-81 and to use exit 98 when exiting off of I-81. Drivers traveling southbound will access I-81 using exit 98 and exit I-81 by using exit 94.

Motorists travelling to either Conrad Brothers Marina or Rock House Marina are advised to exit Interstate 81 at exit 98.

Bicyclists traveling north on Bicycle Route 76 will leave Bicycle Route 76 at the intersection with Route 99 (East Main Street) and head north towards the town of Pulaski to Route 611 (Bob White Boulevard) that turns into Newbern Road. Bicyclists will then follow Route 611 to where it intersects with US Bicycle Route 76.

Boats operating on Claytor Lake in the vicinity of Peak Creek will continue to have access to the upstream waterway but should use caution. Boaters will see a large barge in the water at the Old Route 100 Bridge and a construction work zone will be posted in the water on water buoys. As boats approach the area for access, signs will direct them to possible changes in direction that will alternate to the left or right of the waterway. As a safety precaution, access to the waterway also may be closed at various times during construction and signs will be posted if this should occur.

ROUTE 100 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT – Two bridge replacements are underway on Route 100 (Cleburne Boulevard) in Dublin. The bridges are located over Route 11 and over the railroad and Route 689 (Peppers Ferry Road).  Drivers can expect lane closures and heavy trucks entering and exiting the roadway during daytime hours, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lanes will be reduced to one lane in both directions from late fall through the duration of the project. Route 100 Southbound will continue to serve as the Route 100 northbound and southbound lanes. Width restriction of 10 feet in place with no wide loads allowed. Message boards will alert drivers. Work is anticipated to be complete by September 2020.

Traffic has been moved to the northbound side to the new bridge. There will be left lane closures on Route 100 northbound and southbound between the intersections with Route 635 (Baskerville St.) and RouteT1003 (4th St.) limiting traffic to a single lane in both directions.

Right and left lane closures may be in place on Route 100 north and southbound.

A right lane closure may be in place on Route 11 southbound for work to occur on the ramp.

The ramp off of Route 100 southbound onto Route 11 southbound may be closed for pavement rehabilitation. A signed detour will be in place.

  • A width restriction is in place to 10 feet wide. Wide loads not permitted on Route 100 north and southbound between Route 1003 (4th Street) and Route 635 (Baskerville Road).

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