A bridge replacement project will get under way on state Route 138 in Highland County this week, with closure of the route going into effect after the July 4th holiday.
On Thursday, July 5, S.R. 138 will be closed between McWilliams Road and S.R. 753, approximately one mile west of Greenfield, for contractors to replace the structure over Duncan Run.
The closure is scheduled to be in effect for up to 30 days, and while the route is closed, motorists will be detoured by way of S.R. 28 and S.R. 771; a local detour will also be established.
In a separate project, S.R. 134 will be closed Monday, July 9, between Kier Road and Crampton Road, approximately 1.5 miles south of Lynchburg, for the second phase of a bridge and culvert replacement project.
The closure will be in effect for approximately 90 days while the contractors replace the bridge over Dodson Creek, and while S.R. 134 is closed, motorists will be detoured by way of U.S. 50 at Dodsonville and S.R. 135 at Allensburg.
Crews have already replaced the culvert over Anthony Run, between Kier Road and Anderson Road. This first part was completed in mid-June, and the second phase is anticipated to be completed in mid-fall.