Heidi Underwood 540-387-5493
July 28, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: HEAVY TRAFFIC EXPECTED ON ROUTE 220 AND ROUTE 40 IN FRANKLIN COUNTY THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
SALEM - On Thursday and Friday, July 29 and 30, motorists driving on Route 220 and Route 40 in Franklin County near the Town of Rocky Mount should expect heavy traffic. Visitation and funeral services will be held for two Rocky Mount firefighters, and congestion and slow moving traffic are anticipated. Motorists should be aware of the following road closures and advisories:
On Thursday, July 29:
• North and South Main Street (Route 220 Business) in Rocky Mount will be closed to through traffic from 3pm-11pm between Grassy Hill Road and State Street. Motorists are advised to avoid the Route 220 business south exit from Route 220 during this time.
On Friday, July 30:
• Route 220 northbound: The right lane of Route 220 northbound will be closed Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. between Route 697 (Wirtz Road) and Route 691 (Taylor’s Road). During this time Route 220 northbound in Franklin County is expected to be heavily congested from the Henry County line to the Roanoke County line.
• Route 718 (Colonial Turnpike) in Glade Hill will be closed to through traffic from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Route 40 and Route 646 (Truevine Street). Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.
• Route 40 between Rocky Mount and Glade Hill is expected to be heavily congested on Friday. Motorists should use caution and expect delays.
Message boards will be in place on Route 220 and Route 40 to alert motorists to possible delays.
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