VDOT News - Salem
Jason Bond 540-387-5493
July 1, 2022
TRAFFIC ALERT: DETOUR FOR DIUGUIDS LANE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT IN ROANOKE COUNTY TO CHANGE FOR A FEW DAYS WHEN CRANE IS IN USE AT WEST RIVERSIDE DRIVE
Road closure and detour to start July 5 with crane impacting detour route July 6-8
SALEM – Beginning July 5, Route 760 (Diuguids Lane) in Roanoke County will be closed to through traffic for approximately 45 days to replace the bridge over the Roanoke River. The bridge is located at the Salem city limits near Route 760’s intersection with Route 639 (West Riverside Drive).
For the majority of the 45-day closure, traffic can detour using West Riverside Drive and Mill Lane. However, there will be two, three-day periods when a large crane will be in use at Diuguids Lane and West Riverside Drive, so this intersection will need to be closed temporarily.
On those days when the large crane is in use, drivers will need to use Creekside Drive and Lilly Drive to detour. The crane is expected to be at the intersection on July 6, 7 and 8 and require that traffic use the alternate detour route between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. each day. During these hours, flaggers will control traffic on Lilly Drive to allow drivers to alternate using one open lane. Between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., flaggers will control traffic at the West Riverside Drive intersection while the crane is present.
For three days later in July to be determined, the crane is anticipated to impact the West Riverside Drive intersection again. The same traffic pattern will be implemented on those days with drivers using Creekside Drive and Lilly Drive between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. and flaggers controlling traffic on Lilly Drive.
Signs and message boards will be posted to alert drivers to the changes. In addition, signs will be in place to alert drivers to the detour routes.
The bridge replacement project is expected to be completed this fall.
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