VDOT Roadwatch: Week of January 4, 2021

(NEW 11-20-20) * ROUTE 788 CLOSURE – Effective immediately, a section ofRoute 788 (Dry Hill Road) is closed to traffic as an emergency closure due to washout. This closure is located from .63 mile north of Route 637 (Brandy Oak Road) to Route 788 (Buffalo Ridge Road). The road is scheduled to be closed until January 15, 2021.

(UPDATED 11-6-20) * ROUTE 116 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.

(UPDATED 11-20-20) * ROUTE 602 HANDICAP RAMPS AND SIDEWALKS – Construction is set to begin on sidewalk and handicap ramp upgrades on Route 602 (Ferrum College) at seven locations. Flagging operations will be in place. Completion expected in December 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.

(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 12-4-20) * ROUTE 775 CLOSURE – Route 775 (Iron Ridge Road) is closed to traffic as an emergency closure due to washout. The road will remain closed until further notice.