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Under Construction

Route 83 - Lover's Gap

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
June 2013

Est Completion Date
Spring 2015

Preliminary engineering, right of way and construction: $16.3 million (fully funded)

Vecellio & Grogan, Inc., Beckley, W. Va. 



Robert Baker, P.E.

What's Being Done

The majority of the reconstruction project on Route 83 (Lover’s Gap)
in Buchanan County is complete; however, final paving will not take place until spring. The work zone is located from .2-mile west of Route 718 to .8-mile east of Route 718. The speed limit has been reduced inside the work zone to 35 mph. (Completion: spring 2015) 

The project costs are approximately $16 million, including preliminary engineering, right of way acquisition and construction.

This project includes connecting to new Route 744 that leads to the county’s redevelopment site.


The improvement to Route 83 at Lover’s Gap will straighten sharp curves and lessen the grade. Bristol area projects Salem area projects Staunton area projects Lynchburg area projects Culpeper area projects Richmond area projects Northern Virginia projects Fredericksburg area projects Hampton Roads projects
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