SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY – By the end of July, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) contract crews are expected to complete the first phase of the Route 58 Concrete Rehabilitation Project.
Upgraded shoulders and guardrails, new signage and markings will be installed as part of the rehabilitation.
Construction will begin on the remainder of the project upon completion of the first phase. While occurring at the same time, the final two phases will impact separate sections of Route 58.
Crews will reconstruct at full-depth, a one-third mile segment of the westbound lanes near the intersection of Route 58 and Route 653. Traffic going westbound will be reduced to a single lane during construction. Motorists cannot make left turns from the westbound lanes during this phase.
Simultaneously, crews will begin construction near Southampton High School and proceed west for 2.6 miles on Route 58. Eastbound traffic will be merged into a single lane. Westbound traffic will be merged and redirected into the northern eastbound lane.
The project is on-schedule to be completed by the end of September.
During construction, the speed limit on Route 58 through the construction zone will be reduced from 60 to 50 mph. Motorists should be alert to the speed limit reduction and use extreme caution in the project work zone as the construction progresses.
Motorists are encouraged to visit www.va511.org, call 511 or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 610 AM or call the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016 for current traffic and travel information.