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Construction continues on new entrance into Virginia Tech

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The Virginia Department of Transportation is predicting this will be open to traffic December 2018.

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The Virginia Department of Transportation is predicting this will be open to traffic December 2018.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12499/6924527?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Fri, 19 May 2017 21:07:50 +0000 Construction continues on new entrance into Virginia Tech The Virginia Department of Transportation is predicting this will be open to traffic December 2018. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12499/6924527?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WDBJ giving you a rare look at the new southgate interchange in blacksburg. construction is happening right now on the new entrance into virginia tech. wdbj7's justin ward is live in blacksburg and got a tour of the project today. justin, when is all this expected to finish? the virginia department of transportation is predicting this will be open to traffic december 2018. there's a lot to do before that. i went on site today to get an update and as you'll see what used to be barns and farmland is now turning into roundabouts and roads. students are gone, warm weather is here to stay, that means construction season is in full swing. a massive project is underway creating a new road connecting route 460 to southgate drive. you can see the roundabout connecting the relocated research center drive with southgate is nearly finished, the first layer of pavement is down, and most concrete is poured. the newest bridge over 460 will take shape this summer. vdot tells us beams will be placed next month on the overpass at night. over near southgate, crews continued laying dirt for a road. vdot says this new entrance into campus will reduce wrecks by eliminating an intersection. jason bond/vdot spokesperson: "it will also improve safety around the southgate and 460 intersection which has been the site of many crashes over the years. there have been a lot of rear end crashes at that particular intersection." this is what the 46.7 million dollar project is expected to look like when it's finished. this video rendering shows how the new interchange works. once this is finished it will eliminate the only traffic signal for a 37 mile stretch on 460. this construction also makes room for the new smart village on campus - a proposed section of land that will house a testing site for projects of the future. melissa.




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