Current Conditions

Traffic Update: Summer 2016

West Bound and East Bound Lanes Are Now Open!

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The Project Team consists of: Pete Copes (Construction Manager), Raymond Bruce (Superintendent), Jim Freeman (Superintendent), Melissa Sowers (Project Engineer), Chad Sutton (Project Engineer), Bud Chorpenning (General Foreman), Kenny Graham (General Foreman)
While each members has their specific duties, this Project Team works closely with one another to ensure fluidity throughout the job.


Throughout the limits of the Laurel Fork project, the speed limit on Danville Pike, Route 58, has been reduced to 45 miles per hour in all areas with major activity. Additional changes may be made to the speed limit to help protect the traveling public and workers during future phases of construction.

There will be a new traffic pattern on Route 58 between Heritage Hall Healthcare Center and Jolly’s Classic Used Cars and Parts starting 7/23/2014. Motorists will be shifted slightly north of the existing roadway onto a temporary detour starting just east of Terry’s Mill Road, Route 610, and ending just past Tory Creek Road, Route 620.

Currently there are flagging operations during normal work hours on Danville Pike, Route 58, at the intersection of Turnip Patch Road, Route 780. Additional lane closures and flagging operations should be anticipated throughout the remainder of 2014. Many side roads have been disturbed and will be realigned in the near future. Currently Route 813, Calvary Way, is closed to through traffic for realignment. Travelers should expect similar conditions on Route 653, Dust Trail Road, upcoming.

There is periodic blasting going on throughout the project.

Below is a link to a news story that recently aired on WDBJ7 concerning the current and future conditions of the Route 58 corridor.


Improving US Route 58 under the PPTA