Recently Completed: Route 760 (Diuguids Lane) Bridge Replacement - Roanoke County
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DETOUR BEGINS JULY 5
Beginning July 5, Route 760 (Diuguids Lane) will be closed to through traffic for approximately 45 days to replace the bridge over the Roanoke River. The bridge is located at the Salem city limits near Route 760’s intersection with Route 639 (West Riverside Drive).
For the majority of the 45-day closure, traffic can detour using West Riverside Drive and Mill Lane. However, there will be two, three-day periods when a large crane will be in use at Diuguids Lane and West Riverside Drive, so this intersection will need to be closed temporarily.
On those days when the large crane is in use, drivers will need to use Creekside Drive and Lilly Drive to detour. The crane is expected to be at the intersection on July 6, 7 and 8 and require that traffic use the alternate detour route between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. each day. During these hours, flaggers will control traffic on Lilly Drive to allow drivers to alternate using one open lane. Between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., flaggers will control traffic at the West Riverside Drive intersection while the crane is present.
For three days later in July to be determined, the crane is anticipated to impact the West Riverside Drive intersection again. The same traffic pattern will be implemented on those days with drivers using Creekside Drive and Lilly Drive between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. and flaggers controlling traffic on Lilly Drive.
Typical work hours are expected to be Monday through Saturday during daytime hours with occasional work on Sunday.
Flagging operations in place, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on southbound Diuguids lane as well as the intersection of Harborwood Road/W Riverside Drive. A right lane closure northbound may also be in place, Monday through Friday.
During construction, traffic will be detoured for 45 days beginning July 5, 2022 through fall 2022. Signs will be posted two weeks in advance of the road closure.
The detour is 3.6 miles long and takes approximately nine minutes to drive. Drivers will use Mill Lane or West Riverside Drive to detour and return to Diuguids Lane for the majority of the closure unless the crane is in use.
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 while construction equipment is being moved into the site.
Access to Green Hill Park, private entrances and businesses will be maintained at all times.
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A "Pardon Our Dust" meeting was held on Tuesday, November 16 for citizens to ask questions about the project.
The purpose of this project is to replace the existing bridge superstructure on Route 760 (Diuguids Lane) over Roanoke River in Roanoke County.
The bridge is located at the Salem city limits near Route 760’s intersection with Route 639 (West Riverside Drive). The bridge was built in 1961 and has reached the end of its service life.
The benefit of this project will be replacing the existing bridge superstructure on Route 760 (Diuguids Lane) over Roanoke River in Roanoke County that has reached the end of its service life.