Blacksburg to close busy Prices Fork Road crosswalk
BLACKSBURG — The Town of Blacksburg plans to close a busy pedestrian crosswalk at Prices Fork Road and Turner and Webb streets (at the Edge Apartment Homes). The closure is scheduled for Monday, March 7.
According to town spokeswoman Lisa Sedlak, the closure is in response to safety concerns from residents and the Virginia Tech community. The busy crosswalk uses motion detection to trigger yellow flashing lights so pedestrians, the vast majority being Virginia Tech students, may cross the four-lane road.
As a result of the closure, there will be roadwork in the area to dismantle equipment and signage, resulting in intermittent lane closures the week of March 14.
Once the crosswalk is closed, pedestrians should use the signaled crosswalk at Prices Fork at Stanger Street and Toms Creek Road, which lies 150 yards to the west.
In an email, Sedlak stated the town is working to create a safer crossing at Prices Fork Road at Turner and Webb streets.