Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Will Merritt 540-829-7370
July 8, 2016
IMPROVEMENTS COMING TO LOUISA INTERSECTION
Three-week project will offset Rt. 522 right-turn lane at Rt. 208 for better line of sight
CULPEPER — Next week, the Virginia Department of Transportation will begin a short-duration project to improve safety at the intersection of Route 522 (Zachary Taylor Highway) and Route 208 (New Bridge Road) in Louisa County.
Funded through the federal Highway Safety Improvement Program, the project will construct an offset right-turn lane on Route 522 to improve sight distance for vehicles turning from Route 208 and to help southbound Route 522 motorists determine whether oncoming traffic is turning or traveling through the intersection.
VDOT will also install advance warning signs on Route 522 to inform motorists of the intersection ahead. A “stop ahead” sign and two-direction arrow sign will be installed on Route 208 just east of the intersection, alerting drivers to prepare to stop and look for oncoming traffic in both directions.
The project’s total cost is $448,915 and will take about three weeks to complete. On July 11 and 12, Route 522 will be reduced to one lane for replacement of a drainage pipe. Traffic will be flagged through the work zone. The remainder of the work will occur on the shoulder, with minimal impacts to traffic. Motorists should use caution near highway workers and construction equipment along the roadway.
More details are available on VDOT’s website at www.virginiadot.org/projects/culpeper/522-208_intersection.asp.
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