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Jason Bond 540-387-5493
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SAL 173

May 12, 2009



VDOT AWARDS CONTRACT TO IMPROVE INTERSECTION OF ROUTE 122 AND ROUTE 116 IN FRANKLIN COUNTY


SALEM – The Virginia Department of Transportation has awarded a $1.2 million contract to improve the intersection of Route 122 and Route 116 in Franklin County.  The contract was awarded to Branch Highways from Roanoke.

The purpose of this project is to improve safety at the intersection of Route 122 and Route 116.  Work will include installing a new traffic signal and adding the following turn lanes:

  • A right turn lane from northbound Route 122 onto Route 670
  • A left turn from southbound Route 122 onto Route 670
  • A right turn lane from Route 670 onto northbound Route 122
  • A left turn lane from northbound Route 122 onto northbound Route 116
  • A right turn lane from northbound Route 122 into the convenience store
  • A right turn lane from southbound Route 122 onto northbound Route 116
  • A left turn lane from southbound Route 122 into the convenience store
  • A right turn lane from southbound Route 116 onto southbound Route 122

In addition, the project also includes widening the travel lanes on Route 122 from 11 feet to 12 feet and slightly realigning its intersection with Route 670 (Burnt Chimney Road).

Work on the project is expected to begin within the next 30 to 60 days.



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