CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. -

The Virginia Department of Transportation will open a temporary Park and Ride lot in Christiansburg while plans form for a new facility.

Both the temporary and the future long-term lot will be off of Roanoke St., across from Hubbell Dr.

The existing lot is off of Interstate 81 at exit 118 near Falling Branch Elementary School. That's going to close in August.

Construction for the long-term lot is expected to start as early as next summer.