Lou Hatter 434-422-9866
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Jan. 29, 2014
VDOT PLANS FOR NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN AT ZION CROSSROADS
Public invited to attend a Feb. 5 open house on construction progress
CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation is making preparations for the mid-February traffic switch on the Zion Crossroads diverging diamond interchange (DDI) project on Route 15 in Louisa County.
The switch will occur during nighttime hours and is being closely coordinated with the Virginia State Police and other first responder agencies to ensure that services are not disrupted. Trucking interests and area businesses have also been informed of the switch.
When driving the new DDI configuration, motorists will proceed through a traffic signal at the interchange and follow their lane to the opposite side of the roadway. Motorists needing to access Interstate 64 will merge left using an on-ramp without having to stop or wait for oncoming traffic to pass. Through traffic proceeds to a second traffic signal and follows their lane back to the right side of the road.
VDOT will host an open house to update the public Wednesday, February 5, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Best Western Plus, 135 Wood Ridge Terrace, Gordonsville. Representatives of the department and its design-build contractor, Corman Construction Inc., will be on hand to share information on construction progress, the traffic changeover and navigating the DDI once open.
The date of the traffic switch and other related information will be released in the coming weeks.
The $6.88 million project is scheduled for completion in April and will be the first of its kind in Virginia. The DDI is designed to improve safety by eliminating left turns that cross over traffic and can handle twice the volume of a conventional interchange. For more information and background, visit the Zion Crossroads Interchange project page on VDOT’s website.
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