Southgate Drive & Route 460 construction to cause traffic disruptions

Construction and Traffic Updates

Southgate Drive closed May 30-June 12

Visitors to the college and Veterinary Teaching Hospital will need to use the Prices Fork exit on U.S. 460 beginning Tuesday, May 30 through Monday, June 12 due to the closure of Southgate Drive. Southgate Drive will be closed between Route 460 and Beamer Way.

During this time, the road will be closed 24 hours a day to complete the necessary work for the tie-in to the new Southgate Drive and existing Duck Pond Drive. Motorists are encouraged to utilize alternative routes during this time period. Note that this is in addition to the Town of Blacksburg’s planned closure of Southgate Drive from June 1-30 from Sterrett Drive to Edgewood Lane for repairs to the Huckleberry Bridge.

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital can be reached at 540-231-4621 for assistance.

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Driving directions for alternate route

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Visitors traveling on U.S. 460 East (from Princeton, West Virginia)

  • Take the Prices Fork exit
  • Turn left onto Prices Fork Road
  • Turn right onto West Campus Drive
  • Turn right onto Duck Pond Drive
  • Travel straight at the 4-way stop at Washington Street
  • Take the second right into the veterinary college entrance

Visitors traveling on U.S. 460 West (from Christiansburg, Virginia)

  • Take the first Prices Fork exit toward Downtown
  • Merge onto Prices Fork Road
  • Turn right onto West Campus Drive
  • Turn right onto Duck Pond Drive
  • Travel straight at the 4-way stop at Washington Street
  • Take the second right into the veterinary college entrance

About the Construction Project

The roundabout is part of a multi-year Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) project that will significantly change the entrances to the south end of the Virginia Tech campus.