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From: Facilities Department

Installation of electronic gate behind Sterrett Facilities Complex to begin in April

March 22-Beginning in April, the university will install an electronic back gate for university employees who work in the Sterrett Facilities Complex. This gate will be positioned at the point where Harrell Street and Sterrett Drive meet. 

This installation  is expected to be functional in mid-April.  This gate will reduce the amount of cut through traffic and reduce speeding in the area. There will be no traffic impacts until the gate is functional.

Partial road closure at Southgate Drive roundabout on March 24

March 22-The single right lane of the outgoing slip ramp from Duck Pond Drive to Route 460 will be closed on Friday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for concrete work.

Traffic coming from Duck Pond Drive will be maintained. Drivers will continue straight, yield at the roundabout, and then turn right to enter Route 460.

Drivers should expect delays in this area and are advised to use alternate routes.

Blacksburg Transit bus stop partially closed May 15-July 31

Feb. 27-Crews will be performing utilities work at the Blacksburg Transit bus stop on Drillfield Drive outside of Newman Library May 15-July 31. The bus stop will remain partially open with room for one bus to park at a time. Drivers should expect delays in this area and are advised to use alternate routes.

Roundabout at Southgate Drive and Duckpond Drive now open

Oct. 19–The second phase of construction on the new roundabout on Southgate Drive and Duckpond Drive is complete and the roundabout is now open. Drivers are urged to take caution when traveling in the area, paying special attention to the new traffic pattern.

Huckleberry Trail detour in place

July 20–The Huckleberry Trail will have a detour while a section of the trail is under construction beginning Thursday, July 21, at 7 a.m. The detour will be in place until construction is complete.

The section under construction is between the existing underpass under the old farm road and existing Research Center Drive.  The closure of this section of the trail is for the removal of the existing underpass and construction of a new underpass for the new Research Center Drive. Barricades will be installed at the closure points of the trail and detour signs will be installed to direct pedestrians and bikers along the proposed detour.  Pedestrians and Bikers should use caution as trucks and heavy equipment will be in operation in the area.

The detour will be: 

  • From Blacksburg toward Rte. 460 underpass:   Turn left on Research Center Drive, right on Innovation Drive, right on existing Discovery Drive, left to underpass under Rte. 460.
  • From Rte. 460 Underpass toward Blacksburg:  Turn right on existing Discovery Drive, Left on Innovation Drive, left on existing Research Center Drive, then right onto Huckleberry Trail.

Read the VT News article.

For more information contact Laura Neff-Henderson.

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