BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Starting next month, residents and visitors in the Town of Buchanan will have to take an alternate route when traveling near Route 11 bridge.

Botetourt County officials tell WFXR News that Water Street under the Route 11 bridge will be closed beginning Monday, Sept. 15.

The road closure is due to repair work that is going to be done on the Route 11 Bridge over the James River. Officials say that Water Street will be closed for almost an entire year, adding that it is set to reopen when repairs are finished in August 2023.

The Virginia Department of Transportation will provide traffic updates as they come.