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Portion of Route 671 to close

Route 671 (General Thomas Highway) will be closed in both directions between the intersections of Route 734 (Handsom Road) and Route 650 (Shady Brook Trail) and detours will be in place. — Submitted Virginia Department of Transportation

Detours will redirect traffic to routes 58, 35

FRANKLIN

Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation will close Route 671 (General Thomas Highway) in both directions between the intersections of Route 734 (Handsom Road) and Route 650 (Shady Brook Trail) in Franklin. Signed detours will be in place directing traffic to Route 58 (Southampton Parkway) and Route 35 (Meherrin Road).

From Route 58 east to Route 671 south:

• Take the Route 35 (Meherrin Road) exit

• Turn Right to proceed south

From Route 58 west to Route 671 south:

• Take the Route 35 (Meherrin Road) exit

• Turn Left to proceed south

Traveling Route 671 north:

• Take Route 35 to the Route 58 interchange

• Proceed to the right for Route 58 east

Construction includes replacing the three-pipe culvert currently in place with a double-barreled box culvert. The estimated completion date is fall, 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: https://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hampton%20roads/default.asp.