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Campus Traffic Impacts: Summer 2018

May 1, 2018

As summer begins, there will be several traffic disruptions around the Blacksburg campus.  Such work is needed to better maintain our roads and campus infrastructure. 

Please use caution around construction zones, use alternate routes when possible, and give yourself a little more time on your trip.

Visit our Interactive Traffic Map for the latest details.

Specific projects are highlighted below.  Note that all dates shown are subject to change.

  • Southgate Dr. and US 460 Interchange
    May 2 to August 1
    Continued construction will impact all lanes.  Traffic will be maintained by flagging operations.  Expect delays.  In addition to the ongoing construction, landscaping work continues in the area.
  • Old Turner St. (from Turner St. to Stanger St.)
    May 1 to August 30
    Construction staging will eliminate parking in this area.  All lanes affected.
  • Smithfield Rd. (from Duck Pond Dr.)
    July 12 to July 31
    Paving; traffic flow will be maintained with flagging operations.  Expect delays.
  • Oak Ln. (from Duck Pond Dr.)
    July 12 to July 31
    Paving; traffic flow will be maintained with flagging operations.  Expect delays.
  • Drillfield Dr. Exit to West Campus Dr.
    May 15 to July 23
    The western exit of Drillfield Dr. from the Drillfield oval to West Campus Drive will be closed. This is needed to allow for steam tunnel work.  Seek alternate route.
  • West Campus Dr. (from Washington St.)
    May 14 to July 14
    Traffic flow will be maintained with flagging operations.  Expect delays.
  • Perry St.
    July 20 to August 10
    All lanes closed due to construction.  Seek alternate route.
  • Inventive Ln.
    Dates to be determined
    Construction related traffic impact due to the Advanced Design and Construction Facility; traffic flow will be maintained with flagging operations.  Expect delays.

For comments or questions please contact: Mike Dunn at 540-231-7641

See below a map of the traffic disruptions expected:

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