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HILLSVILLE — Work on the new Hillsville Bypass in Carroll County will require another traffic change on U.S. 58 this week, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
The tentative date for the change is Wednesday, but it could be adjusted depending on weather.
Message boards will be in place on 58 to advise motorists of the upcoming traffic change that will affect the eastern end of the bypass project.
Traffic will be shifted off of the existing two-lane section of 58 that starts about 0.1 mile west of Route 820 (Freemont Road) extends to 0.3 mile west of Route 669 (Spring Hollow Road).
Once shifted, U.S. 58 traffic will remain in a two-lane configuration on a 0.7-mile section of newly constructed roadway, VDOT officials say. Two similar traffic switches occurred on 58 in May due to bypass construction.
In addition, Virginia 669's intersection with 58 will be relocated just west of its current location.
Construction of the new 5.2-mile bypass began in fall 2007 with an estimated completion date of Nov. 1, 2011.