Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
March 18, 2015
RT. 29 RAMPS TO RT. 250 CLOSED OVERNIGHT THURSDAY
Traffic will detour to Bypass using Barracks Rd. for lane striping, barrier installation
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The entrance ramps from Route 29 (Emmet Street) southbound onto the Route 250 Bypass will be closed overnight Thursday while construction crews restripe lane markings on the westbound ramp where it will be widened for an additional lane. The work will also require closing the right lane on Route 250 Bypass west from the Emmet Street overpass to the Barracks Road exit and the right lane of Emmet Street south from north of Angus Road to the Route 250 Bypass east entrance ramp.
During the work, which will begin at 9 p.m. Thursday and be completed by 6 a.m. Friday, traffic will be detoured south to Barracks Road, then west to the Route 250 Bypass interchange where motorists can enter the Bypass heading east or west.
A similar ramp closure and detour will be required next week on Monday and Tuesday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. to set concrete barrier walls along the Route 250 Bypass westbound entrance ramp. If Thursday night’s work must be postponed due to inclement weather it will be done Friday beginning at 10 p.m., ending by 6 a.m. Saturday.
Charlottesville-based Fielder’s Choice Enterprises Inc. is building the interchange improvements, which include adding an additional lane to the southbound entrance ramp from Emmet Street onto the Route 250 Bypass, lengthening the merge area and adding an additional lane on Route 250 west to the Barracks Road exit. It also includes an additional southbound lane on Route 29, from south of Hydraulic Road to the interchange.
The interchange improvement project is the first roadway improvement in the Route 29 Solutions package to advance to construction. The contract has a fixed completion date of May 21, 2016. The project is part of a package of eight in Charlottesville and Albemarle County that will improve safety, increase capacity and efficiency along Route 29 and provide alternate routes on parallel roads. Information about the Route 29 Solutions package can be found on VDOT’s web site at: www.Route29Solutions.org.
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