VDOT Roadwatch: Update for Franklin County – December 7-13

(UPDATED 11-15-19) * 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.

(NEW 10-11-19) * ROUTE 634 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT – Route 634 (Hardy Road) over the Roanoke River at Smith Mountain Lake is undergoing a bridge replacement. The location of the work is 0.19 mile west of the Franklin County line to 0.12 mile east of the Bedford County line. The new bridge is open and the old bridge has been removed. Flagging operations may be in place as needed throughout the duration of the project. The project is expected to be completed by December 21, 2019.

·       Boaters should use caution if entering the lake from Roanoke Boat Ramp. Boats may have to pass through a work zone in the middle of the lake by the bridge for access into the lake.

·       Drivers should expect delays and prepare their travel plans accordingly.

(UPDATED 10-4-19) * 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.

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