Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Nov. 30, 2016
RUSTBURG CHRISTMAS PARADE SET FOR DECEMBER 11
Motorists should expect changes in traffic pattern
LYNCHBURG – The Rustburg Christmas Parade, scheduled for December 11 (inclement weather date, December 18), from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. will involve temporary road closures at the southern and northern intersections of US 501S (Village Highway and Campbell Highway) and SR 24 (Colonial Highway), SC622 (Depot Road) and US 501, SC655 (Rocky Road) and US 501 in the Village of Rustburg.
The parade route will start at the Rustburg Elementary School at Webbs Way; turn right onto 501 (Village Highway) and continue along Route 501, ending at the Social Services Parking lot on Route 838 (Kabler Lane).
VDOT will place message boards one (1) week in advance to notify the travelling public of the road closure through Rustburg. On Dec. 11, additional message boards and detour signs will be set to detour Route 501 northbound traffic, and Route 24 eastbound traffic, toward Route 29 near Foster Fuels. Message boards and detour signs will also be placed to direct Route 501 southbound traffic and Route 24 westbound traffic to Route 680 (Suburban Rd). Directional signage will likewise be positioned along the detour route at Route 738 (English Tavern Rd), Route 29, and Route 685 (Callahan Rd) and other turning decision locations. Motorists should look for message boards and detour signs, as well as allow extra travel time during this temporary road closure.
Those attending the parade are reminded to:
- Properly park in public parking areas. Please do not park along roadsides, in private driveways (unless permission is rendered by property owner), in fire lanes or in areas reserved for parade staging.
- Practice safety by ensuring children are well monitored, especially in high traffic areas and along the parade route.
- Be aware that some traffic congestion may occur in the time leading up to and following the parade. Citizens are asked to remain respectful and practice patience as traffic clears from the area.
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