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Traffic study concludes big rigs will be banned from Reeds Gap Road


The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced that tractor trailers will not longer be permitted on the mountainous Reeds Gap Road. 

Following a push for better signage and a subsequent traffic engineering study, VDOT has determined that travel along Beech Grove/Reeds Gap Road is just too dangerous for big trucks. 

Announced on February 4th, through tractor trailers will be banned from traveling along Beech Grove/Reeds Gap Road from Mount Torrey Road/Love Road in Augusta County to Patrick Henry Highway in Nelson County – a distance of almost eight miles. 

“This prohibition shall apply only to through tractor trailers and not tractor trailers with points of origin or destination along the affected route,” reads the press release

Signage warning truckers of the ban will soon be installed along the route. Signs warning drivers that GPS routing is not advised along the route will also be put in place. Businesses in Nelson County with concerns about access should contact Robert Brown, [email protected]


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