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Storm drain project to affect Danville traffic for at least six months

The first phase begins this week

A storm drain project will cause road closures in Danville.
A storm drain project will cause road closures in Danville. (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

DANVILLE, Va. – A storm drain project will affect traffic in Danville for six months or more. 

Starting this week, Patton St. will be closed to through traffic between Craghead St. and Lynn St., which will impact bus routes. 

Danville Transit will establish a detour of certain routes. Those routes will travel along South Ridge St. and turn left onto Wilson St. when leaving the Spring St. transfer center. This detour will impact the following routes: #1 Kemper-Road-DCC, #1 North Main, #4 Health Center – DCC and #4 North Main.

There will be a temporary bus stop at South Ridge St. and Patton St. 

The project will relocate stormwater drainage from a partially blocked culvert located between South Union St. and South Market St. into a new storm drain that will be installed along Patton St. in front of the Municipal Building and the courthouse. 

The project will be conducted in five phases. 

In the first phase, no through traffic will be allowed between Craghead and Lynn streets. Lynn and Market streets will remain open during this phase, which is expected to take one month to complete, weather permitting.

In the second phase, South Market St. will be closed. In the third phase, Patton St. will be closed to through traffic in front of the Municipal Building and courthouse. In the fourth phase, construction will take place at the intersection of Patton and South Union streets, with no through traffic on Patton St.

In the final phase, South Union St. will be closed.

Portions of the existing stormwater drainage system through downtown are hand-built stone culverts. A portion of this structure is located under buildings and is unable to be properly maintained.