ROADWATCH: December 22-January 5

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The following is a list of forecasted highway projects that may impact traffic traveling in the 12-county Salem Transportation District this week. Work schedules and construction project timelines are always subject to change and weather dependent.

For the most current traffic and road work information, call 511 or visit www.511virginia.org. On the 511 website, drivers can also sign up to receive personalized traffic alerts, view traffic cameras or download the free Android or iPhone mobile app. You can also follow 511 Twitter feeds for the southwest area of Virginia at @511southwestva or follow @VaDOTSalem for traffic and general information on projects in the Salem District area. The Salem District covers Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke.

 

ROANOKE COUNTY

 

  • Brambleton area business association christmas parade – On December 10 at 10 a.m., the Brambleton Area Business Association will host its first annual Christmas Parade on Brambleton Avenue between Avis Car Rental and Carilion Family Medicine.  The parade will be held on the two southbound lanes of Brambleton Avenue and part of the center turn lane.  Traffic control will be provided for two-way traffic on the two northbound lanes.
  • Route 220 expressway – During nighttime hours, lane closures will be in place as paving, marking, and guardrail replacement work is conducted on Route 220 Expressway from south end of Albemarle Avenue overpass to the Route 419 overpass.
  • Guardrail repairs – Single lane closures will be in place eastbound and westbound from Sunday night through Thursday night, 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning, on Route 460 at the intersection of Alternate Route 220 through Route 610 near the Bonsack area.
  • Route 419 guardrail work – Weather permitting, guardrail work will be conducted in various areas on Route 419. Flaggers will be used to control traffic from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.

 

  • Pothole patching and paving operations – Weather permitting, crews will pave, patch and repair pavement on various routes.  Flaggers may control traffic at

times during daylight hours, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Drivers should watch for signs and expect possible delays.

  • Route 694 (Twelve O’Clock Knob)
  • Route 666 (Bandy Rd.)
  • Route 668 (Yellow Mt. Rd.)
  • Route 1655 (Overdale Rd.)

 

  • Unpaved road maintenance – Crews will be working on various secondary non-hard surface roads grading and replacing stone with periodic lane closures during daylight

hours on weekdays.  Watch for flaggers controlling traffic.

 

  • Pipe replacements – Crews will be working on various secondary roads to replace pipes under the roadway with periodic lane closures during daylight hours on weekdays.  Watch for flaggers controlling traffic.
  • Route 619 (Wildwood Rd.)
  • Route 731 (Rockingham Blvd.)

 

  • Ditching, grading, slope and shoulder repairs (various routes)– Lane closures may be in place during daylight hours for shoulder repairs. Watch for flaggers controlling traffic.
  • Route 694 (Twelve O’Clock Knob)
  • Route 735 (Goodwin Ave.)
  • Route 699 (Bendemeer Rd.)
  • Route 694 (Twelve O’Clock Knob)
  • Route 657 (Crowell Gap Rd.)
  • Route 939 (Aerospace Dr.)
  • Route 666 (Bandy Rd.)
  • Drainage maintenance – Crews will be working on various secondary roads where drainage issues are present with periodic lane closures during daylight hours on weekdays.  Watch for flaggers controlling traffic.

 

  • Tree trimming and brush removal (various routes) – Crews will mow on secondary routes during daylight hours on weekdays. Watch for lane and/or shoulder closures.