Route 65 Rebuild Ahead of Schedule; Battlefield to James River Closing Thursday

The reconstruction of Route 65 south from Sunshine to Battlefield has progressed so far ahead of schedule that the road is being reopened with one lane on Thursday.

The opening of that section of road means the reconstruction is moving into part two, with all southbound lanes of Route 65 closed from Battlefield to James River Freeway (Route 60.)

The second part of the final phase will keep the road closed approximately through August 20th, when the final phase of the reconstruction will be put on hold until after the Labor Day Holiday.

Drivers are heavily recommended to find alternate routes for southbound Route 65 until at least August 20th.