Under Construction: East Main Street (Route 460) Improvements - Salem
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Traffic alerts ►
Work is underway along Route 460 east and westbound lanes, from Brand Avenue to Thompson Memorial Drive in the City of Salem.
- Local traffic can expect flagging operations and lane closures within the work zone at various times and locations throughout the day.
- Lane closures at the intersection of Main Street and Thompson Memorial Drive are possible from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
- Lynchburg Turnpike is closed at the intersection with East Main Street due to reconstruction in Spring 2020. There will be a detour in place with signs directing traffic. Message boards will advise motorists.
- Drivers should expect delays in the area and plan accordingly or seek alternate routes, especially during peak hours in the morning and evening and during the lunch hour.
Public outreach ►
A public hearing was held on the project on Oct. 9, 2014 at South Salem Elementary School.
Phase 1 is currently funded. Phase 2 is not funded.
Phase 1 of the project was advertised for construction bids in December 2017.
This project will improve the 0.5-mile section of East Main Street in Salem between Thompson Memorial Drive (Route 311) and Brand Avenue by adding bike lanes, curbing, lighting, sidewalks and a new signal at Lynchburg Turnpike.
The project also includes two-way left turn lanes, a dedicated right turn lane from East Main Street onto Thompson Memorial Drive and a dedicated right turn lane from Lynchburg Turnpike onto East Main Street.
The project will improve traffic flow, access and safety for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. Improving this road will provide better access for people between downtown Salem and the nearby museum, park and recreation facilities.
Lat/Long: 37.299421, -80.024304