CHRISTIANSBURG (WSLS) – A new Park & Ride located off of Roanoke Street opened in Christiansburg today.
The lot is temporary and will replace the lot located across from Falling Branch Elementary.
After multiple people that were using the park and ride trespassed on school property, parents rallied together and fought to get the location moved.
The Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded $5.8 million dollars to the project earlier this year.
The temporary lot opens this morning. Bus service will begin on Monday.
The old lot will permanently close at the start of next week. VDOT plans to begin tearing up that lot soon.
The permanent park and ride will be located next to the temporary lot. Construction is expected to be complete by fall of 2016.