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Routes 58, 609 project to begin

COURTLAND

A Virginia Department of Transportation project to improve the intersection at Route 58 (Southampton Highway) and Route 609 (Pope Station Road) in Southampton County is scheduled to begin construction as early as Friday, June 12.

Henry S. Branscome LLC was awarded the $1.2M construction contract to improve safety at the intersection of Route 58 and Route 609. The project will include the addition of two right turn lanes on Route 58, with one new right turn lane from Route 58 east onto Route 609 south, and one new right turn lane from Route 58 west onto Route 609 north. Route 609 will be widened to accommodate the new turn lanes and adjustments to the roadway elevation will be made to improve safety and drainage.

Throughout the duration of the project, motorists can primarily expect single-lane, weekday lane closures on Route 58 and Route 609, as well as an eventual full closure on Route 609 in both directions with signed detours in place. Night work is also permitted when required.

Motorists will be advised of additional closures and detour information that may occur during the project. The estimated completion date is fall 2020, and all construction work is dependent upon weather conditions.

Motorists are encouraged to visit www.511virginia.org, call 511, or downloadVirginia’s free 511 mobile app, for current traffic and travel information. To learn about all VDOT Hampton Roads’ projects, visit: www.virginiadot.org/projects/hampton%20roads/default.asp.