The Route 58 Bypass of Danville was opened to traffic in 2004 following a ceremony to officially name the three completed projects of the Archer T. Gammon Highway. Gammon, a native of the Danville area, was a World War II Medal of Honor winner killed during the Battle of the Bulge.
The bypass project involved three contracts to build approximately 7.1 miles of roadway to improve traffic flow through Danville. The purpose also was to help expand the regional economy while maintaining the rural character of the area. The project recently received the 2005 Engineering Excellence Awards Grand Award in the Transportation Category by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia.
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