BOTETOURT COUNTY road improvements July 22-26:
ROUTE 220 IMPROVEMENTS – Work to widen the shoulders and install/upgrade guardrail along Route 220 north and southbound between Route 870 (James Street) and I-64 in Alleghany County is underway. Lane closures will be in place at various locations throughout the work zone during daylight hours on weekdays. Signs will be in place to alert drivers and flaggers will control traffic at times. Estimated completion is August 2013.
ROUTE 738 BRIDGE REPLACEMENTS – Work is underway to replace two bridges on Route 738 (Webster Road) between Route 460 and Route 658 (Willowbrook Lane) in the Coyner Springs area. Beginning Monday, July 22, Route 738 will be closed and will reopen on Friday, July 26. The closure will be lifted for westbound traffic over the weekend. Traffic will be detoured onto Route 460 to the intersection of Route 738 in the Blue Ridge area. The speed limit is reduced to 35 mph in the work zone. Motorists should use caution and watch for detour signs and message boards directing traffic. This project will continue until November 2014.
ROUTE 779 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT – Work is underway to replace the bridge on Route 779 (Catawba Road) over Amsterdam Creek at the intersection of Route 672 (Etzler Road). Lane closures will be in place during daylight hours on weekdays. Flaggers will control traffic. Motorists should be alert to changing traffic patterns. This project will continue until October 2014.
ROUTE 11 UTILITY WORK (TOWN OF TROUTVILLE) – Lane and shoulder closures will be in place on northbound Route 11 in the Town of Troutville for waterline installation.
ROUTE 11 PAVEMENT LINE MARKING – Lane closures may be in place on weekdays during daylight hours as crews paint lines on portions of Route 11.
PIPE CLEANING/REPLACEMENTS – Lane and or shoulder closures will be in place as crews replace or clean pipes on Route 11, Route 611 (Buffalo Road) and Route 666 (Lee’s Gap Road)
SHOULDER WORK AND DITCHING – Lane and/or shoulder closures will be in place on Route 611 (Buffalo Road) and Route 658 (Johns Creek Road) on weekdays during daytime hours.
FLOOD REPAIRS – Crews will be on the following routes or repairs due to flooding. Lane closures may be in place with flaggers controlling traffic. Route 651 (Stoney Battery Road), Route 669 (Sprinkle Road), Route 600 (Breckinridge Mill Road).
MOWING AND DEBRIS REMOVAL – Weather permitting, crews will work along various roads throughout the county during daylight hours on weekdays. Temporary lane closures may be in place at times. Work is scheduled for Route 11, Route 43, Route 603 (Zimmerman Road), Route 607 (Archway Road), Route 640 (Nace Road), Route 652 (Mountain Pass Road), Route 672 (Etzler Road) and Route 711 (Houston Mines Road).
PAVING AND POTHOLE PATCHING – Weather permitting, crews will pave or repair potholes on various routes. Flaggers may control traffic at times during daylight hours. Drivers should watch for signs and expect possible delays.
–VDOT Salem District