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BEDFORD COUNTY: Route 715 (Lowery Road) Bridge Replacement

Beginning November 29, a bridge replacement project over Norfolk Southern Railroad will close Route 715 (Lowery Road). The bridge is located 0.085 mile south of Norfolk Southern Railroad to 0.048 mile north of Norfolk Southern Railroad on Route 715. Message boards will alert drivers. This replacement will change the current single lane steel and wooden bridge to a two-lane concrete bridge. A detour will be in place. Travelers will  use Route 671 (Timber Ridge Road) to Route 221 (Forrest Road). The detour will remain in place until project completion which is scheduled for Fall 2022.

BOTETOURT COUNTY: Route 611 (Greyledge Road) Closure

On Monday, November 1, 2021, a 1.5 mile section of Route 611 (Greyledge Road) will be closed due to flooding that has damaged the roadway. Extensive repairs will be needed and a detour will be in place. There is no estimated time for the road to reopen.


Beginning November 8, Old Rail Road in Oriskany will be closed for repairs to the bridge over Craig’s Creek. This historic bridge is located 0.60 miles from Route 704 (Branchwater Road) and 0.20 miles from Route 770 (Edlo Lane). The bridge will be closed during daytime hours, 8 a.m. through 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. All traffic between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. will use the Edlo Ford. Signs have been posted to alert drivers. Estimated time for completion fall 2022.


Two culvert replacements on Route 684 (Sugar Tree Hollow Road) are underway. Each culvert replacement will be performed separately beginning with the culvert that is 2.1 miles from the intersection of Old Fincastle Road. The road will be closed and a detour will be in place with a closure of no more than 30 days. This culvert is expected to be closed this week or during the last week of April. Once this culvert is completed, the replacement of the culvert located 1.9 miles from the intersection of Old Fincastle Road will begin with a road closure and detour in place for a maximum of 30 days. Estimated completion is end of June 2022.


During the week of February 14, the partial removal and demolition of the existing culvert on Route 645 (Stone Mountain Road) got underway. The road will be closed for removal of existing culvert and installation of a new box culvert. A detour will be in place at the intersections of Route 645 and Route 618 and Route 645 and Route 638. Estimated completion is April 2023.


A project to replace the Route 760 (Diuguids Lane) bridge over the Roanoke River is underway. The bridge is located at the Salem city limits near Route 760’s intersection with Route 639 (West Riverside Drive). The 45-day detour is now expected to go in place July 5. Signs will be posted two weeks in advance of the road closure. Drivers will use Mill Lane or West Riverside Drive to detour and return to Diuguids Lane. Typical work hours are expected to be Monday through Saturday during daytime hours with occasional work on Sunday. Flagging operations may be in place periodically and occasional night work is possible. Drivers can expect short-term lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic on West Riverside Drive periodically. Access to Green Hill Park, private entrances and businesses will be maintained at all times. Completion is expected winter 2022.



Improvement of structures and approaches.  


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Jen Ward
(540) 387-5238

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Page last modified: May 20, 2022