Recently Completed: Route 23 improvements near Gate City (Scott County)


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The project to improve access along a section of Route 23 in the Gate City area of Scott County began September 2020 and ended July 2021. The project included a Park and Ride lot at the intersection of Route 619, drainage improvements, installation of north and southbound left turn lanes at the intersection of Route 619, and the closing off of six of the nine crossovers along Route 23 to improve safety.


The project improves safety along one of southwest Virginia's busiest highways. Six crossovers along this section of Route 23 that had no turn lanes were closed in October 2018 in an effort to improve safety, using temporary traffic control measures. Since closing the crossovers in 2018, accidents have decreased by over 90%. This project will make the crossover closures permanent by installing a concrete median.


Contact Info:

Todd Bolling, Area Construction Engineer

Major funding source: State Funds

Phase: Recently completed

UPC: 109438

State ID: 0058-084-744,P101,R201,C501

Federal ID: STP-5404(121)

Lat/Long: 36.636667, -82.558333

Locality: Scott

Page last modified: Aug. 3, 2021