Elliston/Ironto Connector - Montgomery County
|Route 603 Reconstruction|
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
Lengths and Limits
Route 11/460 to I-81 at exit 128 (Ironto)
What's being done?
Two miles of Route 603 (North Fork Road) in Montgomery County will be reconstructed to improve safety and traffic flow. The purpose of the project is to provide a better connection between Route 11/460 and Interstate 81 at exit 128 (Ironto).
The project entails bringing the existing two-lane roadway up to current design standards by
- Widening the travel lanes from nine feet to 12 feet
- Constructing five-foot paved shoulders
- Improving vertical and horizontal alignment
- Replacing drainage structures
- Adding a right turn lane from Route 603 onto Route 11/460
Timeline & Traffic Impacts
ROUTE 603 LANE CLOSURES
Flaggers will direct traffic on Route 603 (North Fork Road) from I-81 exit 128 to the intersection of Route 11/460 during daylight hours. Flaggers may control traffic during daytime hours on weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pavement ends at Peddler Creek Road and turns into gravel for 800 feet and then returns to asphalt. The speed limit has been reduced to 35mph in the work zone.
The road is anticipated to be closed to traffic from March 2015 to January 2016. A detour will be in place. Drivers who travel from I-81 to homes on Route 460 can use Exit 132 at Dixie Caverns. Home owners living along North Fork Road will have access to their homes during construction.
Work on this project is anticipated to be completed in summer 2016.
A design public hearing was held on Thursday, May 19, 2011. Here are links to the brochure and displays presented at the public hearing.