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CULP 2011-038

May 6, 2011



NEW TRAFFIC SIGNAL GOING IN AT ROUTES 20 AND 611
Signal will more safely regulate traffic flow at busy intersection

CULPEPER — Construction of a new traffic signal is underway at the intersection of Route 20 and Route 611 (Zoar Road/Gold Dale Road) in Orange County.

Richardson-Wayland, regional signal contractor for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), began work at the intersection on May 2. The project is scheduled for completion in four to six weeks, but is subject to change due to inclement weather.

VDOT anticipates no significant traffic delays at the intersection, which serves a high volume of commuters and other motorists each day. Any work that could impede traffic flow will be performed at non-peak times.

This project was developed through the Highway Safety Improvement Program, a VDOT initiative to prioritize improvement projects in crash-prone areas. The signal installation will enhance safety by better regulating traffic flow through the intersection, particularly for traffic turning onto Route 20 from Route 611, which is currently controlled by stop signs.

Real-time road conditions and weather forecasts are available on VDOT’s traffic and travel Web site, www.511Virginia.org. The site also has live traffic camera images for many major highways, including Interstate 64, I-66 and Routes 29 and 250 in Central Virginia. Motorists can call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for road and traffic conditions on all major highways in the state. Call 800-367-ROAD (367-7623) 24 hours a day to report highway-related problems or request information about Virginia’s highways.


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