The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) delivered a new, grade-separated interchange to replace the intersection of Southgate Drive and U.S. 460 and relocated Research Center Drive. This will allow for the expansion of the Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport. The 1,000 foot runway and safety zone extension will permit use by larger airplanes and help support the region’s economic development efforts.
The new Research Center Drive roughly follows an existing farm road. The road connecst Innovation Drive in the Corporate Research Center to a roundabout intersection with the new Southgate Drive at Duckpond Drive via a new on/off ramp bridge constructed over U.S. 460.
The full project was completed in December 2018.
For additional information, contact Mike Dunn at 540-231-7641.
Above the Virginia Tech bush on Southgate Drive looking southwest
At new off ramp to Southgate Drive looking toward new bridge
At new interchange looking toward campus