Midlothian Turnpike lane closures to impact Saturday morning traffic

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MIDLOTHIAN, Va. — Traffic could be backed up Saturday morning along Midlothian Turnpike in Chesterfield. Two lanes of eastbound Midlothian Turnpike (Route 60) will be closed from 1 a.m. – 8 a.m. Saturday so crews can perform mill and paving work.

The closure will start near Walmart Way and extend to Alverser Drive.

One eastbound lane will remain open to traffic.

“The purpose of the Route 60 Widening Project is to reduce traffic congestion and the frequency of accidents along this highly traveled corridor of Midlothian Turnpike,” according to Chesterfield County. “An estimated 31,600 vehicles travel daily on Midlothian Turnpike between the Alverser Drive and Old Buckingham Road. By 2035, this volume of traffic is expected to increase to 52,100 vehicles traveling daily on the same road section.”

The road project is expected to be completed by May 31.

The construction project started in June 2015.