North Franklin Drainage Improvements

This project will realign the storm drain - currently routed under buildings along the eastern side of North Franklin Street between Main Street and Depot Street - to under parking lots and North Franklin Street. The purpose of this project is to reduce the potential for flooding in the area. 

Project Schedule and Impacts

This project, which will be completed by contractor E.C. Pace Company, Inc., is expected to begin in July 2019 and be complete in 8-12 weeks. During this time, N. Franklin Street will be closed to thru traffic; motorists must follow the detour around the road closure. Local traffic to the businesses within the closure barricades will be allowed. The closure barricades will be placed near Graham Street and extend roughly 500 feet down the street toward the intersection of Depot Street. 

Business access to the areas outside of the barricade but within N. Franklin Street between Main Street and Depot Street will also be maintained.

Project Funding

Construction will cost about $600,000, of which the Town will pay about half. The remainder will be covered by the Virginia Department of Transportation under the Revenue Sharing Program.


If you have questions about this project, please contact Wayne Nelson, Engineering Director for the Town of Christiansburg, at (540) 382-6120, ext. 1147 or via email at

To receive updates on the project throughout the next year – including road closures or traffic pattern changes – please email to be added to our notification contact list for this project.

N. Franklin Storm Drain Project Map