Virginia Department of Transportation officials announced Tuesday that the left turn lane from southbound Route 15, also called James Monroe Highway, to Little Spring Road will be closed until further notice.
The recently opened lane has seen several instances of wrong-way and other dangerous driving. VDOT says the closure will be in place until a permanent solution is developed.
Traffic will be detoured south on Route 15 to the bypass, and drivers will make a U-turn at Battlefield Parkway and return north on Route 15 to Little Spring Road. Outbound Little Spring Road traffic will still be able to turn left onto southbound Route 15 during the closure.