Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
May 20, 2013
ZION CROSSROADS CONSTRUCTION BEGINS MAY 29
Motorists should expect minor delays on Route 15 due to lane closures
CULPEPER — Motorists will encounter lane closures on Route 15 beginning Wednesday, May 29, as construction gets under way on the Zion Crossroads diverging diamond interchange project.
This week Corman Construction, Inc., contractor for the Virginia Department of Transportation, will install message boards and other signs, construction fencing and erosion controls in the project area, with no impact to traffic.
Actual construction work will begin on May 29 in the Route 15 median, requiring closure of the northbound and southbound left lanes. The traveling public is encouraged to drive with caution through the work zone.
The project will rebuild the interchange of Interstate 64 and Route 15 as a diverging diamond interchange (DDI). By shifting vehicles to the opposite side of the road, this innovative interchange design eliminates traditional left turns that must cross over oncoming traffic. The DDI improves safety and can handle more than 600 left-turn movements per hour, twice the capacity of a conventional interchange.
Construction will finish in late spring 2014.
For more information visit the Zion Crossroads Interchange project page on VDOT’s website.
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