VDOT News - Salem
Jen Ward 540-387-5238
Oct. 12, 2018
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 220 LANE CLOSURES WILL HEAVILY IMPACT TRAFFIC TONIGHT THROUGH NEXT WEEK IN FRANKLIN AND ROANOKE COUNTIES
Drivers should plan ahead and expect delays
SALEM – The recent flooding and heavy rainfall has resulted in several slope and shoulder failures along Route 220 in Roanoke and Franklin Counties. During the next week, crews will be working to repair the damage and commuters and travelers will be impacted.
Route 220 Southbound between Buck Mountain Road and Yellow Mountain Road in Roanoke County
The right lane of southbound Route 220 is closed due to a slope failure on the right shoulder of the road between Buck Mountain and Yellow Mountain Road in Roanoke County. High water from the heavy rains caused a rock slide that impacted the shoulder of the roadway. The weight caused the shoulder to collapse resulting in the road being pushed out and giving way. The right lane closure will remain in place through Monday evening, weather permitting. Crews are developing a plan to repair the pipe and plan to begin work over the weekend.
Route 220 Southbound at Franklin County Line
The left lane of southbound Route 220 has been closed due to a slope failure in the median just south of the Franklin County line. VDOT crews have been working to determine how a pipe under the road has failed and how to proceed with repairs. At this time, the ground continues to settle and move, therefore, the lane will remain closed through the weekend and into Monday. The lane closure is located approximately one mile prior to the Roanoke County and Franklin County line and just north of the intersection with Route 613 (Naff Road).
Route 220 Shoulder Repairs
There will be alternating right and left lane closures on southbound and northbound Route 220 next week, weather permitting, to repair shoulders that have been damaged by the heavy rainfall.
Drivers using Route 220 southbound and northbound should plan ahead for significant delays during this time until repairs can be made and lane closures are removed. Drivers should plan ahead accordingly.
For updates on this lane closure, visit www.511Virginia.org.
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