Michelle Earl 276-696-3283
June 2, 2017
One lane of Route 624 (Garden Creek Road) in Buchanan County scheduled to reopen Monday (June 5)
BRISTOL – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will re-open one lane of Route 624 (Garden Creek Road) in Buchanan County Monday (June 5). Be alert to flaggers controlling one-way traffic through the work zone.
Slide repairs in the area will continue through June. Motorists should be alert to the possibility of delays while repairs are ongoing.
The accelerated re-opening of one lane of Route 624 is attributed to the long work hours and successful efforts in engineering and planning by VDOT Staff and Contractor GeoStabilization International, Grand Junction, Colo.
Additionally, efforts were successful in finding the source of water contributing to instability of the slope with the assistance of Omega Holdings, LLC. The water source within the slope area was located and re-routed using slope drains, ensuring a more stable slope once repairs are complete.
VDOT is thankful for the patience of motorists and businesses that rely on Route 624 and had to use alternate routes during the slide repairs. (END)
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