SALEM – The Virginia Department of Transportation will reschedule a traffic detour for Route 311 (Catawba Valley Drive) in Roanoke County to start later in the week due to rainy weather.
The detour was expected to begin today, Monday, Aug. 11, but will start later this week once weather permits.
Once the detour is implemented, all northbound Route 311 traffic will be routed onto Route 740 (Carvins Cove Road) and Route 912 (Absalom Smith Road) to return to Route 311. Southbound Route 311 traffic will be controlled using flaggers.
VDOT crews will be working to remove rock and debris from a slope on Route 311 near its intersection with Route 740 (Carvins Cove Road). Once work begins, crews will continue working around the clock until the rock slope is cut back and stabilized. An exact time for completing the work and removing the detour has not been established.
Residents who live along the detour route should expect traffic congestion and delays, especially during peak travel times. Route 311 motorists should allow extra travel time to reach their destinations.
Traffic alerts and traveler information for Virginia’s roads can be obtained by dialing 511 and at 511Virginia.org. VDOT’s Salem District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTSalem.