VDOT News - Salem

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Jen Ward 540-387-5238
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Feb. 22, 2019



TRAFFIC ALERT: ONE NORTHBOUND LANE OF ROUTE 220 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY OPEN; SOUTHBOUND DETOUR REMAINS
Tractor-trailers should avoid using southbound Route 220

SALEM – Work continues to repair Route 220 in Botetourt County just north of Fincastle where the road was damaged by an overturned tanker fire on February 20. The damaged section of the northbound lanes is located near Route 220’s intersection with Route 679 (Peck Road/Martins Lane). 

As of 6 a.m. on Feb. 22, northbound traffic is shifted into a single southbound lane of Route 220, the far left lane traveling north.  The speed limit is reduced to 35 mph on this section.

All southbound traffic is continuing to use the signed detour: Mary Alice Road to West Wind Road to Old Fincastle Road to return to Route 220. Residents in between the detour will continue to be able to access their homes.

Tractor-trailers and large industrial vehicles should avoid Route 220 southbound and seek alternate routes such as I-64 and I-81.

VDOT still plans to shift two-way traffic into the southbound lanes of Route 220 while repairs are made to the northbound lanes.  A timeframe for this traffic change has not been determined and will be dependent on weather.

Drivers should expect delays and heavier traffic on secondary roads in the vicinity of the closure.



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