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Aug. 10, 2010



TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT HEAVY TRAFFIC IN HILLSVILLE FOR THE ANNUAL FLEA MARKET AND GUN SHOW
Heavy event traffic and road construction will impact traffic

SALEM - Travelers heading to the annual Hillsville Flea Market and Gun Show during Labor Day weekend should be prepared for considerable traffic delays.  The town’s annual flea market and gun show will attract thousands of people between Friday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept.6.  In addition to heavy traffic and congestion, visitors should be aware of road construction related to the new Route 58 Bypass that may prevent them from following their normal routes.

Construction continues to build a new 5.2-mile Route 58 Bypass around Hillsville.  When completed, the new bypass will benefit the community and the flea market.  However, construction on the bypass will impact the Hillsville Flea Market traffic again this year.

Route 780 (Howlett Street) will be open to through traffic and police will control traffic at the intersection of Howlett Street and Route 58.   

Here are other key traffic alerts for visitors:

Key Alerts:

Route 58 (Carrollton Pike)
Traffic on Route 58 will be reduced to one lane in each direction beginning about two miles west of Hillsville at Route 808, Expansion Drive, and continuing through the town limits.  For safety reasons, no parking will be permitted in the median or on the shoulder of Route 58.   “No Parking” signs will be posted.

Interstate 77 - Exit 14 (Hillsville/Galax).  
Those planning to attend the Flea Market and Gun Show are encouraged to take I-77 and use Exit 14 (Hillsville/Galax) onto Route 58.  While congestion is expected on I-77 in this area, the Virginia State Police will be directing traffic at the Exit 14 and Route 58 interchange when needed to promote safe travel.  Motorists should watch for stopped vehicles in this area.  

For more information on traffic patterns during the Hillsville Flea Market, including a detailed map of the Hillsville Flea Market area, go to our website at www.VirginiaDOT.org.

 

Click here for a map of the Hillsville Flea Market area. 


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