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Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
Lou.Hatter@vdot.virginia.gov
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CULP 2010-071

June 15, 2010



NEW SIGNAL ON ROUTE 250 WILL BE ACTIVATED THURSDAY
Full-cycle operation will begin June 21; motorists urged to be alert during transition

CULPEPER — On Thursday, June 17 the new traffic signal at the intersection of Route 250 (Richmond Road) and Route 1054 (Glenmore Way) will be placed into flash mode to alert motorists to the new traffic pattern. The signal will be activated at about 10 a.m. The signal will be switched to full-cycle operation on Monday, June 21 after the morning peak traffic has ended.

The signal was installed after an analysis of traffic patterns and crash history by the Virginia Department of Transportation. The signal will increase safety at the intersection, particularly for motorists turning onto Route 250 from Route 1054, since one phase of the signal cycle will allow those turning movements while traffic on Route 250 is stopped.

Technicians from the Virginia Department of Transportation will monitor the signal’s operation once it is activated and fine-tune the signal timing to accommodate safe passage of traffic through the intersection. Motorists are urged to use extra caution when traveling through the intersection next week and be alert for other drivers who may not be familiar with the new traffic pattern.

Motorists can get up-to-the-minute traffic and weather information from any telephone in Virginia. Before you travel, log on to www.511Virginia.org for road and traffic conditions and weather updates.

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