Work complete on Oregon Hollow Road

Motorists who use Oregon Hollow Road in Warren County should notice changes on their drive.

The Virginia Department of Transportation recently completed improvements to the well-traveled route. Oregon Hollow Road (Va. 603) serves several subdivisions and a campground as well as through traffic between Howellsville Road (Va. 643) and Dismal Hollow Road (Va. 647). But the unpaved, 15-foot wide road suffered from severe erosion and could not accommodate two-way traffic.

The project called for the reconstruction and paving of Oregon Hollow Road near its intersection with Dismal Hollow Road. Crews widened the road to create two, 10-foot lanes and 3- to 5-foot shoulders, according to information from VDOT.

An average of 986 vehicles travel on Oregon Hollow Road each day. VDOT anticipates that number to increase to 1,270 vehicles per day by 2024.

The Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded a $938,045 contract to Kickin’ Asphalt of Strasburg to complete the project. Crews began work in May and completed the project Dec. 12.