Traffic notice: Closure and detour of Research Center Drive/Smoot Drive intersection

From: University Relations

The contractor with Virginia Department of Transportation plans to close a small portion of Research Center Drive within Corporate Research Center Phase 2 near the intersection of Research Center Drive/Smoot Drive on March 26 after 9 a.m. This closure will be in effect until the re-construction of the intersection is completed.

Signage will be in place to direct traffic.

Keep in mind that road names around CRC Phase II changed in December 2017.

map of detour

From South Main Street to Virginia Tech campus:

  • From Research Center Drive continue onto Smoot Drive to next intersection (Innovation Drive)
  • Turn left onto Innovation Drive
  • Turn right onto Research Center Drive
  • Continue to the new roundabout at Southgate Drive

From campus to South Main Street:

  • From Research Center Drive
  • Turn left onto Innovation Drive
  • Turn right onto Smoot Drive
  • Continue onto Research Center Drive

For access to the businesses on Innovation Drive and businesses at 1341 Research Center Drive (CRC Phase II):

From South Main Street to noted businesses in CRC Phase II:

  • On Research Center Drive continue onto Smoot Drive to Innovation Drive
  • Turn left onto Innovation Drive
  • Turn left at Research Center Drive
  • Turn left into appropriate business

From businesses in CRC Phase II to South Main Street:

  • Turn right onto Innovation Drive
  • Turn right onto Smoot Drive
  •  Continue onto Research Center Drive
map of detour