Road projects underway

Several new road maintenance projects are underway in Henry County, and a road closure remains in effect, according to a release from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

Virginia 618 (Fanny Cook Road/Max Kendall Road) is currently closed as crews work to replace two separate pipes. The work is estimated to take approximately three weeks to complete. Once that section is completed, the road will reopen for about two weeks, before it is again closed for another three weeks to replace two additional pipes.

This closure is to through traffic only; access to all private property will be maintained during the project.

All replacement work is expected to be completed in October 2019.

Crews also are working on turn lane construction for U.S. 220 South/U.S. 58 East Bypass. The project  began August 26, with completion expected in May 2020.  There will be no lane closures as the contractor is working behind guardrail, but drivers may experience brief periods of flagging on Virginia 877 to off load equipment and materials. A temporary right lane will be in place during the working hours of 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Also, U.S. 220 business (Virginia Avenue) in Collinsville will have shoulder and lane closures in place in the right lane at the intersection of Virginia 728 (Wheeler Avenue) through September 13.

Work crews also will perform slurry seal work on various routes in Henry County from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., the release stated.

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