As part of the Route 221 construction project in Roanoke County, traffic on Route 688 (Cotton Hill Road) will be reduced to one lane during the day near its intersection with Route 221 beginning Monday, May 13. The work will take approximately three weeks, weather permitting.
Flaggers will control traffic during the lane closures.
Traffic on Route 688 will be reduced to one lane from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day as crews work to construct and pave eastbound and westbound lanes for the new Route 688 bridge over Back Creek. The lane closures will be removed each evening allowing two-way traffic. Drivers will travel on stone material at times and should exercise caution.
On the first day of work, Monday, May 13, crews will begin at 8:30 a.m. and must work continuously in preparation for the upcoming temporary lane closures. On this day, if work is not completed by 4:30 p.m. the lane closures will be removed for the evening commute and then put back in place until the work is complete.
Motorists will need to watch for changing traffic patterns and delays in the area. Warning signs are in place to alert drivers.
Once the construction is complete, traffic will be permanently placed on the new Route 688 bridge.
For traffic related information visit www.511Virginia.org .