Artesian Avenue to Open Friday, Cramertown Loop Closure Moves North Next Week

(MARTINSVILLE) – A number of traffic changes associated with Section 6 of I-69 are planned in Martinsville over the next couple of weeks.

Milestone Contractors L.P. is scheduled to open newly-constructed Artesian Avenue by Friday, August 30, weather permitting. The road connects Mahalasville Road near South Elementary School to Grand Valley Boulevard near Walmart.

The current closure of Cramertown Loop (south of Crestview Drive to south of Grand Valley Boulevard) is expected to be lifted by Wednesday, September 4, weather permitting. The closure will move to just north of Florida Avenue to just north of Crestview Drive. Crestview Drive will be closed throughout this phase of the project, which is expected to be complete in approximately 10 to 12 days.

Motorists may utilize Florida Avenue to access Cramertown Loop. Access to State Road 252 will be available via Cramertown Loop to the eastern extension of Grand Valley Boulevard to State Road 37 to State Road 252.

This closure will allow crews to complete the tie-in of the newly-aligned section of Cramertown Loop to the existing roadway. Once the tie-in is finished, work on Artesian Avenue, Cramertown Loop, and the Grand Valley Boulevard extension will be complete and all will be open to traffic.

Asphalt paving is now complete on newly-constructed Artesian Avenue, which connects Grand Valley Boulevard to Mahalasville Road. The road is expected to open to traffic by Friday, August 30, weather permitting.

Crews have been completing curb and gutter work along Cramertown Loop in preparation for paving scheduled this week. The current closure on Cramertown Loop will move north on or before Wednesday, September 4, weather permitting, for tie-in of the newly-aligned roadway to the existing road.