Roanoke River Road/Braddock Road Improvements Update – August 2012
On Saturday, August 18, 2012, Roanoke River Road will partially reopen to vehicle traffic. There will be one lane turning in and one lane turning out. As drivers enter campus on Roanoke River Road, the left turn into Parking Lot K and the right turn onto Po River Lane (going toward Parking Lots L and A) will be closed. All traffic on Roanoke River Road will continue onto Patriot Circle. Roanoke River Road will be completely closed for night work as necessary.
In October, work on Braddock Road approaching Roanoke River Road in both directions will start. The Roanoke River Road/Braddock Road Improvements project is estimated to be completed in early December.
Expect heavy traffic and significant delays on Braddock Road. Drivers are strongly urged to find alternate access points to campus, including Mason Pond Drive off Rt. 123 (Ox Road), University Drive, and Shenandoah River Lane off Roberts Road and use alternate directions. Although detours using Nottoway River Lane off Braddock Road will be in place, traffic between Roberts Road and Rt. 123 (Ox Road) and to the east and west will still be disrupted. Eastbound traffic on Braddock Road is expected to back up significantly, so avoiding Braddock Road altogether is highly encouraged.