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Construction congests annual Hillsville Flea Market

HILLSVILLE – If you’re headed out to the annual Hillsville Flea Market and Gun Show for Labor Day, road construction may necessitate a change in your normal route.
According to Virginia Department of Transportation, considerable congestion and traffic delays should be expected as a result of the event, which got underway Friday and continues through Monday.
Motorists are asked to pay close attention to signs and electronic message boards used to warn motorists of changes in traffic flow.
Two of the projects that could impact traffic are road construction at the Route 58 bypass and replacement of the Route 52 bridge.
Other changes in traffic flow includes:
• Route 780 (Howlett Street) will be closed to through traffic. Motorists will not be able to use this route as a connection between Route 52 and Route 58. Parking areas on Route 780 will be available from the northern end of Route 780 (from Route 58).
• Route 58 (Carrollton Pike) traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction beginning about two miles west of Hillsville at Route 808 (Expansion Drive) and continuing through the town limits. For safety reasons, no parking will be permitted in the median or on the shoulder of Route 58. “No Parking” signs will be posted.
• Interstate 77 onto Exit 14 (Hillsville/Galax) is the preferred route for motorists to get to Route 58. Congestion is expected on I-77 in this area, but Virginia State Police will be directing traffic at the Exit 14 interchange, when needed, to promote safe travel. Watch for stopped vehicles in this area. State police also will be directing traffic at the I-77 and Route 58 interchange.
Traffic information will be broadcast on radio station 1610 AM.
Message boards on I-77 and U.S. Routes 58 and 52 will provide further directions.

Construction congests annual Hillsville Flea Market

HILLSVILLE – If you’re headed out to the annual Hillsville Flea Market and Gun Show for Labor Day, road construction may necessitate a change in your normal route.
According to Virginia Department of Transportation, considerable congestion and traffic delays should be expected as a result of the event, which got underway Friday and continues through Monday.
Motorists are asked to pay close attention to signs and electronic message boards used to warn motorists of changes in traffic flow.
Two of the projects that could impact traffic are road construction at the Route 58 bypass and replacement of the Route 52 bridge.
Other changes in traffic flow includes:
• Route 780 (Howlett Street) will be closed to through traffic. Motorists will not be able to use this route as a connection between Route 52 and Route 58. Parking areas on Route 780 will be available from the northern end of Route 780 (from Route 58).
• Route 58 (Carrollton Pike) traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction beginning about two miles west of Hillsville at Route 808 (Expansion Drive) and continuing through the town limits. For safety reasons, no parking will be permitted in the median or on the shoulder of Route 58. “No Parking” signs will be posted.
• Interstate 77 onto Exit 14 (Hillsville/Galax) is the preferred route for motorists to get to Route 58. Congestion is expected on I-77 in this area, but Virginia State Police will be directing traffic at the Exit 14 interchange, when needed, to promote safe travel. Watch for stopped vehicles in this area. State police also will be directing traffic at the I-77 and Route 58 interchange.
Traffic information will be broadcast on radio station 1610 AM.
Message boards on I-77 and U.S. Routes 58 and 52 will provide further directions.