UPDATE: VDOT has had to delay the start of this project from today to Tuesday, February 25th, due to weather and workload issues. The message boards have been updated to alert the public about the date change.
Original Story: VDOT Salem Residency will be starting the daily closure of Route 618 (Highland Road) on February 19, 2020, weather permitting, to perform ditch work. Message boards will be placed near the closure site reading "Road Closed Daily Starting 2-19-20 7AM to 5PM". Please expect at least three weeks of daily closures with work ending on or around March 6, 2020. Please note that VDOT will make every effort to leave the roadway open on March 3, 2020 for election traffic if the crews are still working at that time. The attached map shows the location of the closure from 2838 Highland Road to Eastland Road. Please contact Brian Blevins with questions by phone at 387-5502 or by email at Brian.Blevins@VDOT.Virginia.gov.