FRANKLIN CO. - The Virginia Department of Transportation has a full list of repairs and replacements scheduled for the upcoming week of February 17-23.
Many repairs have been on rural and smaller roads, but some are on state highways, like 122 near the Blackwater River, where crews have been working on a ditch.
Here is the full list of roadwork for the Franklin Co. area through Feb. 23. As always, drivers are urged to pay attention to the temporary signs and be extra alert if they come across a work zone.* ROUTE 709 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT - Hopkins Road will be closed at the bridge over a branch of the Blackwater River located 0.80 mile north of Route 919 (Grassy Hill Road) and 2.30 miles north of Route 734 (Carolina Springs Road) beginning March 13 and will remain closed for 12 consecutive days for bridge repair work. A detour will be in place and signs will direct traffic. Temporary lane closures under flagging operations will be in place prior to this closure date. The road will re-open on March 25, weather permitting.* ROUTE 647 CLOSED FOR PIPE REPLACEMENT– A section of Route 647 (Kay Fork Road) is closed to traffic due to an emergency pipe replacement. The road is closed approximately 1.2 miles east of Route 40 and 0.01 miles west of Route 659 (Hunts Road). Motorists will need to seek an alternate route. It is unknown at this time how long this section of road will be closed. * PAVING OPERATIONS – Weather permitting, crews will pave, patch and repair pavement on various routes. Flaggers may control traffic at times during daylight hours, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Drivers should watch for signs and expect possible delays. * TREE TRIMMING AND BRUSH REMOVAL (VARIOUS ROUTES) – Crews will mow on secondary routes during daylight hours on weekdays. Watch for lane and/or shoulder closures. * DITCHING, GRADING, SLOPE AND SHOULDER REPAIRS (VARIOUS ROUTES) – Lane closures may be in place during daylight hours for shoulder repairs. Watch for flaggers controlling traffic.
- Route 890 (Snow Creek Road)
- Route 632
- Route 623 (Fairy Stone Park Road)
- Route 619
- Route 739 (Bethlehem Road)
- Route 640 (Five Mile Mountain Road)
- Route 793 (Runnett Bag Road)
- Route 860 (Shooting Creek Road)
- Route 636 and Route 900 (Three Oakes in Lost Mountain) *
- PIPE REPLACEMENTS – Crews will be working on various secondary roads to replace pipes under the roadway with periodic lane closures during daylight hours on weekdays. Watch for flaggers controlling traffic.