Single eastbound lane of US 460 now open after Giles County mudslide

Road will hopefully be open in early march

Work continues to repair US 460 after mudslide
Work continues to repair US 460 after mudslide

UPDATE Feb. 24:

Some traffic is now able to use US 460 in Giles County.

On Wednesday, VDOT opened the right eastbound lane of the road to traffic and, weather permitting, VDOT will have a westbound lane open before the weekend.

Westbound traffic will need to continue detouring around the closure.

Small passenger vehicles can use Route 649 (Lurich Road). 

All other vehicles, including commercial and recreational vehicles, will need to use Route 61 and Interstate 77 as detour routes.

Since Sunday, crews have removed than 1,000 cubic yards of materials from the slide location, including dirt and debris in the roadway and from the slope along westbound Route 460.

In the days ahead, crews will replace about 200 feet of damaged guardrail, install a temporary barrier wall along the westbound Route 460 shoulder and place large stones on the slope to help stabilize it.

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