Virtue Road set to open Nov. 15?

The end may be in sight for completion of Phase One of Virtue Road improvements, according to Town Public Relations and Marking coordinator Wendy Smith.

“So far everything is on track to open on Nov. 15,” she said Monday, Nov. 8. “But, you know how construction projects are.”

She said “a punchlist walkdown” was scheduled to be conducted by Assistant Town engineer Brannon Tupper, “and the final resurfacing is supposed to happen Wednesday (Nov. 10).

“If those things happen without a hitch, we can be pretty sure about the Nov. 15 opening,” Smith added.

Begun more than a year ago, The first phase of the project extends from Kingston Pike to the roundabout into Brookmere subdivision. The road has been closed to through traffic since since January of this year while it has been extended to 11 feet in each direction, and a new bridge has been installed over Little Turkey Creek.

The second phase will extend from the roundabout to Vista Brook Lane, and begin immediately after the first phase is open. This phase tentatively is scheduled to be completed in March 2022.

In addition, a new 8-foot multi-use greenway is

under way as part of the overall project.