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Route 116 in Franklin County reopens after months of repairs

Route 116 collapse
Route 116 collapse (VDOT)

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – Route 116 in Franklin County is back open to traffic after being closed for months of repairs caused by a massive storm.

The road washed out during a storm in May and is a popular thoroughfare between Roanoke and Smith Mountain Lake.

Although the road is now open, the Virginia Department of Transportation warns drivers to expect alternating lane closures with a flagging operation during the day over the next few weeks while the project is completed.


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