Jason Bond 540-387-5493

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Aug. 22, 2011


SALEM – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of the remaining 3.7 miles of the 5.2-mile Route 58 Hillsville Bypass to traffic.  The event will be held Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. on the new bypass near its east interchange with Route 58 Business.  The public is invited to attend.

The event will be a ceremonial road opening as the new road is anticipated to actually open to traffic on Wednesday, Aug. 24, if weather and work schedule permit.  

Expected to participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony are U.S. Congressman Morgan Griffith, General Assembly members Delegate Ward Armstrong, Senator Roscoe Reynolds, Delegate Charles Carrico, Sr. and Delegate Charles Poindexter, Commonwealth Transportation Board member Dana Martin, Carroll County and Hillsville town officials, as well as representatives from the project contractor, Branch Highways Inc.

To reach the event location, attendees from Hillsville should proceed east on the new bypass to the eastern interchange with Route 58 Business.  Those traveling from Martinsville should drive west on Route 58 to enter the new bypass and proceed to the new eastern Route 58 Business interchange. Staff will be present to direct parking.

On the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 30, eastbound and westbound Route 58 Bypass through traffic will be routed around the event location onto the ramps at the eastern interchange.

Although the new bypass will open to traffic, there is remaining incidental work to be finished.  The overall project is expected to be completed by November 1.

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