VDOT hopes to open the southbound lane of Route 220 to two-way traffic in Botetourt County later this week.
This comes after a fuel-tanker crashed and caught fire last Wednesday, burning a hole through the road and damaging a pipe under both lanes.
Jason Bond with VDOT says they are dealing with a lot of damage to both lanes. "We really do appreciate people's patience. we've been working very hard to try to divert the water and get the pavement shored back up as well as repave some pieces that were damaged on that southbound lane to make that happen," Bond said.