This page is updated regularly to help keep the community informed about work happening that may impact traffic on campus, and in the surrounding area.
From: Facilities Department
Southgate interchange traffic notice
April 11- The left lane of Route 460 westbound will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 19 for the delivery of heavy crane to be placed in the median at the Bridge piers. The lane closure will be set up beginning approximately 0.50 miles east of the existing Southgate Drive. The left lane closure will end prior to the traffic signal at the Southgate intersection. Traffic is encouraged to use caution when traveling through this area.
Access to Upper Quad sidewalks temporarily affected
March 30-Furniture deliveries to New Cadet Hall will begin on Monday, April 3 and will continue throughout April. Although no pedestrian sidewalks will be closed, access to New Cadet Hall will require that the deliveries periodically affect pedestrian access to the sidewalks in the Upper Quad. Deliveries will occur after 8 a.m. during normal business hours.
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.
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.
For more information contact Laura Neff-Henderson.
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