Botetourt County Gateway Crossing opens

BOTETOURT COUNTY (WSLS 10) - The opening of Gateway Crossing and the detour for Route 11 starts today at 9 a.m. It was rescheduled after weather delays.

Gateway Crossing connects Route 11 to Route 220 Alternate.

Drivers will take detours while the Virginia Department of Transportation constructs a roundabout and northbound Interstate 81 on-ramp, to be completed in 2017.

The county hopes the road improvements will lead to development including hotels, restaurants, and retail.

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