News

  • Southgate Interchange to Open 12/15 - VDOT has announced that it plans to open the new Southgate Interchange on Friday, December 15, 2017. Prior to the opening, the intersection of Southgate Drive and Route 460 Bypass will be closed (expected as of 12/13/2017). Please note that work will continue on the Huckleberry Trail even after the new interchange has opened.
  • 2017-12-10: Temporary Partial Closure for Trail Debris Removal - VDOT has informed us that the Southgate interchange project is planning to switch vehicular and trail traffic to the new permanent alignments. In order to do so, the section of trail passing through the woods (two images of this are shown below) needs to be cleared of brush, leaves and limbs that have fallen since...
  • Trail Closure for Tunnel Work 10/27 - Temporary Trail closure on 10/27 from 10am-2pm because of scheduled work on the Trail's tunnel at Southgate.
  • 10/24-10/26 Temporary Trail Partial Closures - Temporary closures 10am-2pm for overpass construction.
  • 2017-08-12: NRU Polly Zeiger Fun Run - Sections of the trail near the CRC and VT Soccier fields may be impacted during this fund-raising event.
  • 2017-07: Bridge over Southgate Completed - The pedestrian bridge which crosses Southgate Drive in Blacksburg is open.
  • 2017 Hokie Half Marathon & 5K - This annual race will be held on September 17th, and starts at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center on Pratt Drive.
  • Extensions in Christiansburg - The Phase III extension is currently in the design process and would extend the trail further to Independence Boulevard.
  • * Prices Fork Pedestrian Bridge - This key project to provide a bridge over Price's Fork Road is in the initial planning phase.
  • * Moore Farm to Linwood Lane - Construction bidding began August 1st. Timeline to completion once construction starts is about 1 year. Town hopes to complete the project in 2018.