VDOT News - Salem
Jen Ward 540-387-5238
April 18, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: TRAFFIC PATTERN CHANGE FOR ROUTE 58 IN CARROLL COUNTY SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK
SALEM – Beginning on April 25, the Route 58 project that travels through Carroll, Floyd and Patrick counties will have a change in the traffic pattern in the Carroll County portion of the project in the area of Big Reed Island Creek, weather permitting.
On April 25, traffic on Route 58 traveling west from 2.7 miles east of Big Reed Island Creek will be placed on the newly constructed two lanes of westbound Route 58 and then merge back to a single lane at Big Reed Island Creek. Traffic traveling east on Route 58 will remain in its current single lane configuration. Drivers should use caution as paving operations will be ongoing in the area with intermittent lane closures.
Other tips for motorists driving through the area during the project:
- The speed limit is still reduced from 55 to 45 mph for the entire length of the project, approximately 8.2 miles, between the bridge at Big Reed Island Creek to Meadows of Dan.
- The speed limit is 35 mph on Route 648 (Excelsior School Road) from the intersection of Route 58 to 0.35 mile south of the intersection of Route 58 and Route 648 (Excelsior School Road).
- Drivers on Route 58 can expect periodic lane closures with flaggers between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. throughout the project.
- Drivers should also be aware of trucks entering and exiting the highway.
- Drivers should be aware of new traffic patterns which takes traffic from existing travel lanes to newly constructed travel lanes.
All connecting routes to Route 58 within the project limits are accessible at this time. Work is expected to be complete in August 2016.
Motorists are encouraged to plan their travel accordingly and to use caution as they travel through the work zone.
For the latest information on this traffic alert, visit www.511Virginia.org or follow us on twitter at @511southwestva or @VaDOTSalem.
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