Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Oct. 4, 2015
TRAFFIC ALERT: ONE LANE OF ROUTE 58 IN PATRICK COUNTY ON LOVERS LEAP MOUNTAIN REOPENS
Repairs to proceed but may require additional closures
SALEM – The Virginia Department of Transportation has reopened one lane of a three-mile segment of Route 58 (Jeb Stuart Highway) on Lovers Leap Mountain in Patrick County.
The impacted section of Route 58 starts just east of Route 640 (Central Academy Road) and extends to the scenic overlook atop Lovers Leap Mountain. This section of Route 58 had been closed to traffic due to damaged slopes along the roadway.
VDOT had closed the road on Oct. 1 anticipating more damage from additional rainfall to unrepaired, eroded slopes along the roadside.
With rain accumulations less than originally forecasted, repairs can proceed with one lane of traffic open on the mountain and flaggers and pilot trucks allowing traffic to alternate using the single open lane. Drivers should expect delays when traveling this section of Route 58.
No exact time frame for completing the repairs and reopening the lane on Route 58 has been determined, but motorists should expect it to be several days. Additional closures on Route 58 may be necessary as repairs proceed.
For traffic information on the lane closure, visit www.511Virginia.org.
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