If you've driven the Shelor Motor Mile in Christiansburg lately, you may have noticed some dump trucks and construction crews working on an empty piece of land.
WDBJ 7 did some digging of our own and found out what the Virginia Department of Transportation is working on at the moment.
Parents and residents in Christiansburg were upset over a park and ride that was causing a lot of problems because it was located feet away from Falling Branch Elementary School.
VDOT heard their concerns in May and decided to move the lot.
The piece of land located along Roanoke Street and across from Country Cookin is one option for the new location, according to a VDOT spokesman.
The project is in the very early planning stages and nothing is definite, but crews are currently taking down trees, checking underground infrastructure and surveying the land.
The town of Christiansburg recently voted to approve the location as an option, but it could be weeks before a final decision is made.
As for the parents who fought for the decision, they couldn't be happier to see VDOT is already getting the ball rolling on the project. They’re also excited that the land on the Motor Mile is one option on the table.
"They're within talking distance of some grocery stores, restaurants and gas stations,” said Jennifer Hatcher. “I think they will be able to get to some places if they have a long wait.”
VDOT is hoping to put amenities in the new location, but there’s no final design or plan for the project yet.
A lot of parents weren't expecting to see construction so soon, but VDOT received the funding for it on July 1.
The piece of land belongs to VDOT. A spokesman said the department is currently negotiating with the owner of the property behind the right of way to see if a deal can be reached.