All lanes of Route 460 in Giles County restored to traffic after February mudslide

New River Valley News

Here is an aerial shot of Route 460 in Giles County from Feb. 24, 2021 following the mudslide three days earlier. (Photo: Courtesy Brian F. with Smokey Mountain Aerial Imaging)

GILES COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has reopened the right lane of westbound Route 460 in Giles County near Rich Creek.

VDOT has completed repairs to stabilize the slope next to the westbound road shoulder and determined that the last closed lane could safely reopen to traffic.

All lanes of Route 460 have now been restored to traffic following the mudslide that occurred on Feb. 21.

The right westbound lane of Route 460 has been closed since Feb. 21 due to the mudslide that had blocked all four lanes. The two eastbound lanes and the left westbound lane of Route 460 have been open since Feb. 25. 

Since Feb. 21, VDOT has removed more than 1,000 cubic yards of material from the slide location. This includes dirt and debris in the roadway and from the slope along westbound Route 460.

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