UPDATE: The traffic switch-over is now scheduled to occur Wednesday, April 15, weather permitting.
New signals along the N. Franklin Corridor Project will begin flashing as a notice of impending traffic pattern changes.
Starting Monday, April 13, traffic will be switched from the old N. Franklin Street (460 Business) approach at the Cambria Street signal to the new ramp near the 460 Bypass exit ramps. Motorists are encouraged to use caution during this transition. Traffic on N. Franklin Street (460 Business), coming from the mall area, will join with traffic exiting from 460 Bypass at a new signal on the exit ramps and combine before the Cambria Street intersection.
The signal at Patrick’s Way intersection will be energized in the near future. In the upcoming days, please be patient as final lane configurations are completed, signal timings are optimized, and signal coordination is implemented.
A visual of the new traffic pattern is available at www.christiansburg.org/corridorimprovements (you can expand the plan view by clicking on the “Proposed Plans (PDF)” link toward the bottom of the page). You can also download a simulation showing how vehicles will navigate through the new intersection.