VDOT RoadWatch: New Blackwater River Bridge on Callaway Rd. to be Completed Soon

(UPDATED 9-11-20) * ROUTE 116 CLOSED FOR MUDSLIDE REPAIRS – As of September 10, Route 116 (Jubal Early Highway) has reopened to traffic. Repairs to the roadway have been underway since heavy rains caused a collapse on Route 116 in the Cooper Cove area. While the roadway is now open, drivers should anticipate alternating lane closures with a flagging operation in place during daytime hours. The lane closures will be in place sometime within the next few weeks while crews complete the installation of additional drainage. More information will be shared with the public when a schedule for the additional work has been established.

(UPDATED 8-28-20) * 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.

(NEW 8-28-20) * 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.

(NEW 8-14-20) * 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.

(UPDATED 8-14-20) * 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.

(UPDATED 8-28-20) * 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.

(UPDATED 2-14-20) * 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.

The old Blackwater River Bridge on Route 641 / Callaway Road via Google Maps.