Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
Feb. 3, 2015
SIGNAL WORK WILL AFFECT RT. 29 INTERSECTIONS OVERNIGHT THIS WEEK
Police officers will direct traffic during installation of new signal control equipment
CHARLOTTESVILLE — A contractor for the Virginia Department of Transportation will install new traffic signal control equipment at the Route 29 intersections from Hydraulic Road to Rio Road in Albemarle County beginning at 10 p.m. Wednesday. The new equipment will improve communications between the controllers and signals and allow remote monitoring of signal operations from VDOT’s regional Traffic Operations Center.
During the equipment change-over each signal will be placed into flashing mode for approximately one minute. Uniformed police officers will stand by at each intersection in case they are needed for traffic control. The work will be completed by approximately 4 a.m. Thursday. Motorists can call 511 or use the “VDOT 511” mobile app for updated information about the status of the work.
Beginning at 10 p.m. on Thursday the signal control cabinet at the intersection of Route 29 and Twentyninth Place Court/Fashion Square Drive will be replaced. During that work the traffic signals will be dark and uniformed police officers will direct traffic. The work should be completed by 5 a.m. Friday. The new cabinet will improve operational control of the signals at that intersection.
This work is part of phase one of the installation of the adaptive traffic signal control technology on the Route 29 corridor between Hydraulic Road and Airport/Proffit Road. For more information about the adaptive signal control project and the other Route 29 Solutions projects, visit VDOT’s website at: www.Route29Solutions.org.
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