Ramp and lane closures on Route 460 begin tonight to complete construction

By Irisha Jones - Reporter

ROANOKE, Va. - The new Route 460 business ramp is opening earlier than expected, but there will be some ramp and lane closures happening this weekend to finish construction.

This project by the Virginia Department of Transportation is supposed to help ease congestion on Peppers Ferry Road.  

"It will go from eastbound Route 460 bypass on to Westbound to 460 business. This will be a direct connection from the bypass to the business route," said Jason Bond with VDOT. 

10 News spoke with Kellie Ross and her husband. She says the traffic makes it hard for her to get to some of her favorite stores. 

"Slow moving. You're sitting at the lights. Some of the lights are harder than others. But if I know I'd be dealing with all that traffic I try to come really early or later when everyone else is not around," said Kellie. 

Signs are already in place to give drivers a warning of what's to come in the next couple of days. Until the ramp opens, people will need to find a different way around. 

"Put some signs in, and do some final striping for the pavement and to get those pavement markings and has been a challenge with all the weather we've had," said Bond. 

According to VDOT, the new ramp will help serve more commercial businesses coming to this stretch of roadway. 

The ramp will open sometime this weekend, weather permitting.

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