From: Facilities Department

A high resolution map of planned summer road closures and construction is available for download.

West Route 460 to be closed July 10-11, East Route 260 to be closed July 12-13

July 11- Between the evening and early morning hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., numerous slow roll operations will be utilized during these closures. Detour signs will be in place to direct traffic along the detour.

Right lane closure on East Route 460 on June 29-30

June 29- On July 29-30, the right lane on Route 460 east bound will be closed, beginning approximately 0.7 miles west of Southgate Drive and continuing east to the traffic signal at the Southgate Drive intersection (Route 314). It will be closed on Thursday, June 29 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, June 30 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Detour on West Route 460 to begin July 5

May 23-West Route 460, between South Main and the existing Southgate Drive, will be closed at night/during the weekend beginning July 5 while construction crews erect the bridge beams.

Huckleberry Trail detour to begin June 16

May 23-A detour will be in place on the section of the Huckleberry Trail along the existing Discovery Drive (to Farm Road) beginning June 16 while construction crews pave the road. Pedestrians and bikers should use caution as trucks and heavy equipment will be in operation in the area.

U.S. 460 closed nightly beginning June 19

May 23-Alternating lanes of the U.S. 460 bypass from Southgate Drive north to Exit 5 (Main Street) will be closed between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. nightly beginning June 19 until work is completed. Traffic will be detoured through the Corporate Research Center along Research Center Drive. 

Blacksburg Transit bus stop partially closed until July 31

Feb. 27-Crews will be performing utilities work at the Blacksburg Transit bus stop on Drillfield Drive outside of Newman Library until 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.

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.