Blacksburg’s Southgate Connector Project

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In Spring of 2015, construction began on a new interchange at Blacksburg’s Southgate Drive entrance to the Virginia Tech campus.

Known as the Southgate Connector, this $46.7-million project will replace the current Route 460 and the Southgate Drive entrance with what’s known as a “diverging diamond interchange.”

The new highway system will include construction of two new bridges over the U.S. Route 460 Bypass and portions of Southgate Drive. This section of the Huckleberry Trail will also be relocated.

Construction is expected to take about 57 months with a projected open date of December 2018.


More information about the project as well as traffic updates can be found on the Virginia Department of Transportation Website.





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