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Bedford County: Route 644 Bridge Replacement Over Big Otter River

Route 644 (Lankford Road) will be closed for a bridge replacement project over Big Otter River. The bridge will be closed with a detour in place for approximately 12 months beginning October 2019 through November 2020. The detour may be up to nine miles so drivers should expect delays in travel times and plan accordingly. The project is expected to be completed in November 2020.

Franklin County: Route 122 Bridge Replacement Over Blackwater River

Route 122 (Booker T Washington Highway) will be under a flagging operation during daytime hours for a bridge replacement project over Blackwater River. The bridge is located between Route 40 and the intersection with Angle Plantation Road. Drivers can expect some delays for flagging during construction of the new bridge, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. A barrier wall will be in place. The project is expected to be completed in November 2020.

Pulaski County: Route 100 Bridge Replacement Over the Railroad

Two bridge replacements are underway on Route 100 in Dublin. The bridges are located over Route 11 and over the railroad.  Drivers can expect lane closures and heavy trucks entering and exiting the roadway during daytime hours, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lanes will be reduced to one lane in both directions from late fall through the duration of the project. Route 100 Southbound will continue to serve as the Route 100 northbound and southbound lanes. Width restriction of 10 feet in place with no wide loads allowed. Message boards will alert drivers. Work is anticipated to be complete by April 2020.

Botetourt County: Route 11 Bridge Replacements Over Tinker Creek

Work to replace the two existing bridge on Route 11 over Tinker Creek is underway. This project will replace existing bridges on Route 11 near the intersections of Route 838 (Vista Drive) and Route 1039 (Gibson Lane). Message boards will be in place on Route 11 advising motorists of the closure and detour signs will be in place directing traffic around the closure. Motorists should use caution and watch for signs and flaggers controlling traffic.  Estimated completion of this project is November 2019.

  • There will be one lane in each direction on Route 11.
  • There will be some left turn restrictions.
  • The right northbound lane will be closed from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Bedford County: Route 684 Bridge Closure (Rock Ford Road)

The Virginia Department of Transportation is replacing the Route 684 (Rock Ford Road) bridge over Goose Creek in Bedford County.  The bridge is expected to be closed for approximately 12 months starting in fall 2018. The old, one-lane steel truss bridge will be replaced with a new single-lane concrete structure. During the replacement, traffic will be detoured around the closure using Dickerson Mill Road and Robertson Road. Detour signs will be in place. Additional signage will be installed on the bridge two weeks before the detour is put in place. The road is expected to re-open in October 2019.

Roanoke County: Route 116 Bridge Replacement Over Back Creek

Work is underway to replace the bridge on Route 116 (JAE Valley Road) over Back Creek.  The bridge is located south of the intersection of Route 945 (Sun Valley Ln.) in Roanoke County.  Work includes constructing a new bridge parallel to the existing bridge structure.  Temporary lane closures may be in place with flaggers controlling traffic at various times while construction signs are installed and equipment is moved to the site.  This project will continue until September 2019.

Montgomery County: Route 639 Bridge Replacement Over Elliott Creek

A permanent road closure and detour along Route 639 in Montgomery County, December 3, 2018 to December 6, 2019, for the replacement of Bridge 664 over Elliot Creek.  The detour will utilize Route 638 (George’s Run Road) and Route 637 (Alleghany Spring Road).  Estimated completion: December 2019.

Patrick County: Koger Mill Bridge Repairs over North Mayo River

The bridge on Route 703 (Koger Mill Road) over the North Mayo River is closed for repairs. The bridge is located north of Critz, about 0.5 mile from Route 703’s intersection with Route 626 (Abram Penn Highway). Local traffic can follow posted detour signs around the closure. Recent heavy rains have caused some erosion around one of the bridge’s piers and environmental issues have required assessments of the areas. Due to this, work on the bridge is not expected to start until approximately June 2019.


Improvement of structures and approaches.


Contact Info:

Jen Ward
(540) 387-5238

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Locality: Bedford , Botetourt , Carroll , Craig , Floyd , Franklin , Giles , Henry , Montgomery , Patrick , Pulaski , and Roanoke

Page last modified: April 29, 2019