Courtland interchange project up for bid next fall

Published 3:37 pm Tuesday, October 29, 2013

COURTLAND—An interchange that would place a bridge over U.S. 58 at Route 742 is set to go up for bidding next fall, said Jennifer Gwaltney, Virginia Department of Transportation public information officer.

The purpose is to improve traffic flow by eliminating a signal on U.S. 58. Loops, a ramp and a spur will be added to create the interchange, and a right-turn lane will also be added to accommodate businesses along the 58 eastbound lane, she said.

The project is estimated to cost $26.5 million, and is fully funded in the FY 2015 Six-Year Improvement Program, said Gwaltney.

A maintenance of traffic plan will be developed prior to construction to help minimize the inconvenience to motorists.