VDOT Traffic Alert: Old Route 100 Bridge over Peak Creek in Pulaski County to close June 17 for bridge replacement
SALEM – Beginning June 17, a project to replace the bridge on Route F047 (Old Route 100) over Peak Creek in Pulaski County will begin requiring the bridge to close and a detour to be put in place. The project will construct a new bridge that meets current standards as well as increase the overall length and width of shoulders.
The bridge is located on the service road that runs parallel to Interstate 81 between exits 94 and 98 and crosses Peak Creek that connects to Claytor Lake. It is approximately 5.5 miles east of the town of Pulaski and 4.8 miles south of Dublin. During construction, local traffic will be able to access areas on either side of the bridge, but since the old bridge will be removed, drivers will need to use the detour around the closure.
The detour during construction of the new bridge will direct drivers traveling northbound to use exit 94 for access onto I-81 and to use exit 98 when exiting off of I-81. Drivers traveling southbound will access I-81 using exit 98 and exit I-81 by using exit 94.
Motorists travelling to either Conrad Brothers Marina or Rock House Marina are advised to exit Interstate 81 at exit 98.
Bicyclists traveling north on Bicycle Route 76 will leave Bicycle Route 76 at the intersection with Route 99 and head north towards the town of Pulaski to Route 611. Bicyclists will then follow Route 611 to where it intersects with US Bicycle Route 76.
Boats operating on Claytor Lake in the vicinity of Peak Creek will continue to have access to the upstream waterway but should use caution. Boaters will see a large barge in the water at the Old Route 100 bridge and a construction work zone will be posted in the water on water buoys. As boats approach the area for access, signs will direct them to possible changes in direction that will alternate to the left or right of the waterway. As a safety precaution, access to the waterway also may be closed at various times during construction and signs will be posted if this should occur.
Weather permitting, the bridge is expected to re-open in October 2020 with final completion set for November 2020.