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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

Posted on: October 8, 2021

Riverside Drive project moves to next phase

Map of phase two of Riverside Drive reconstruction project for 2021

Starting Tuesday, Oct. 12, the eastbound Riverside Drive reconstruction project will move to its second phase. Traffic patterns will change during this phase at the Arnett Boulevard, Locust Lane and Henry Road intersections.

Those changes are as follows:

  • All left turns will be prohibited at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Arnett Boulevard and the intersection of Riverside Drive, Locust Lane and Henry Road. These two intersections will become “right-in/right-out” only while construction on Riverside Drive continues through the intersection areas.
  • A lane shift will be put in place that will move eastbound traffic on Riverside Drive through the intersections at Arnett Boulevard and Locust Lane. The westbound lanes will be reduced from two lanes to one lane to allow for the shift.
  • Eastbound traffic on Riverside Drive will be able to turn right into Union Street Bridge Road; however, no outlet to Riverside Drive will be available from Union Street Bridge Road or from Henry Road.
  • Union Street Bridge Road heading toward the intersection of Riverside Drive and Arnett Boulevard will dead-end at the entrance of the Woodall Nissan dealership. The dealership will be accessible.
  • Henry Road heading toward the intersection of Riverside Drive and Locust Lane will dead-end at the Danville Electronic Service just beyond Short Street. Danville Electronic Service and Short Street will be accessible.

This map depicts the available travel paths and road closures described.

Motorists are strongly urged to seek alternative routes unless supporting one of the local businesses or traveling to a specific destination in this area.

The eastbound Riverside Drive reconstruction project extends from Audubon Drive to Locust Lane. Turning movement restrictions that had been in effect at Audubon Drive as part of the first phase are now lifted as the project transitions to the second phase.

The reconstruction consists of the removal of the existing asphalt pavement and concrete base, and then replacing it with a new stone base and asphalt layers. The new base and surface will eliminate the current uneven riding surface and reduce maintenance costs.

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