Jason Bond 540-387-5493
July 15, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: VDOT REVISES DETOUR SCHEDULE ON ROUTE 927 (IRON BRIDGE ROAD) IN FRANKLIN COUNTY
SALEM – The Virginia Department of Transportation is making rock and soil borings on Route 927 (Iron Bridge Road) in Franklin County. The borings are needed to develop future plans to replace the bridge over the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks.
Traffic has been detoured off Route 927 between its intersections with Route 40 (Franklin Street) and Route 864 (Old Ferrum Road) since Monday, July 12. VDOT had planned to reopen the road to traffic on Friday, July 16 and complete the work the following week using daily lane closures. However, the work is taking longer than previously expected due to the depth of the needed borings.
At this time, VDOT has changed the detour schedule as follows:
Traffic will remain detoured off Route 927 (Iron Bridge Road) until Friday, July 23. Westbound Route 927 traffic is detouring using Route 640 (Six Mile Post Road) to Route 756 (Old Forge Road) to Route 864 to Route 40. Eastbound traffic is using Route 864 to Route 756 to Route 640.
Starting Monday, July 26, drivers can expect Route 927 to be closed on weekdays each day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
These dates are tentative and could be adjusted depending on weather and work schedule.
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