May 9, 2014 Update

Givens Lane crews are still placing topsoil on the project.   The last bit of paving should take place in two weeks with work scheduled to be 100% complete by the end of June.

April 25, 2014 Update

Now that the weather is improving, we hope to provide more updates.

The eight foot wide trail has been paved throughout the entire project. The contractors are working on finishing some short sidewalk pieces.  There is curb and gutter repair that will be taking place for the next couple of weeks.  The entire project will be having topsoil placed on it.  This will require sporadic flagging on Givens Lane for the next two weeks.  The final paving from Aden to Main will not take place for a couple of weeks either.  We expect the project to be completed in June sometime.

March 4, 2014 Update

Mountain Breeze Drive will be closed at the intersection with North Main Street, Thursday, March 6 for about a week. To access North Main Street, drivers will need to use Red Maple Drive.This closure is needed to lay base asphalt as part of the Givens Lane Widening Project.

Also this week, curb and gutter will be poured from Whipple Drive to Main Street.

There will also be traffic flagging on Givens Lane by Whipple Drive on Wednesday, March 5.

 

January 14, 2014 Update

Updates for this project may slow down until spring. Meanwhile crews will finish the curb on Main Street, put up signs, clean up the area and maintain the project until the weather clears up.

December 17, 2013 Update

Crews will be off for the holidays December 25-30.

Today Givens Lane will be striped with yellow lines from Winslow to Chickahominy and from Aden to Carroll.

This is a reminder that Givens Lane is closed to through traffic from Main Street to Whipple Drive.

December 3, 2013 Update

This week Givens Lane will be paved, weather permitting.

The rock spillway at Blacksburg Estates has been completed. Road construction at the corner of Givens and Alden should be complete. And sidewalk will be poured at Northside and Carroll. The retaining wall continues to be backfilled at Whipple and Givens.

November 12, 2013 Update

Whipple Drive is now open! However, Givens Lane remains closed from Whipple Drive to Main Street.

Work continues on the retaining wall and on various parts of Givens Lane.

The Northside roundabout is finished.

This week and next, concrete entrances will be poured from Whipple Drive to Aden Lane.

During the week of Thanksgiving, weather dependent, there will be paving throughout the project area.

October 29, 2013 Update

Whipple Drive should be open at Givens Lane next Wednesday, November 6. Givens will still be closed from Whipple Drive to Main Street to through traffic until further notice. Traffic wanting to access to Givens Lane from Main Street need to use Whipple Drive instead. Residents will still have access.

The retaining wall continues to be poured as well as the concrete entrances from Winslow Drive to Kingdom Hall.

The storm drain continues to be extended at Givens Lane and Main Street.

Hopefully next week, Givens Lane from Winslow to Chickahominy will be poured, weather depending.

Givens Lane Closure

Givens Lane will be closed Tuesday, October 29 at the intersection with Whipple Drive. Access to Givens Lane via Whipple Drive only will reopen on November 7. Givens Lane will remain closed to through traffic if accessed from Main Street. This part of the closure will remain in effect until the end of December.

Residents in the area will have access to their houses but through traffic will not be permitted. All access west of Whipple Drive will need to come from the Progress Street direction.

The construction of the intersection requires 2-3 feet of fill to be placed on Givens Lane therefore the road cannot remain open during this phase of the Givens Lane Widening project.

For more information, contact Brandon Steele at 540-961-1172.

October 22, 2013 Update

Striping continues on Givens Lane, weather permitting.

Work on the retaining wall and the concrete entrances from Kingdom Hall to Winslow Drive continues.

Subgrade will be cut and stone laid on Whipple Drive.

Concrete will be removed and replaced on the Northside roundabout.

On Thursday, brush will be burned at t the corner of Main Street and Givens Lane.