VDOT News - Culpeper
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Will Merritt 540-829-7370
Sept. 15, 2017
ROUTE 3 WIDENING PROJECT COMPLETE
Project widened road to four lanes between Stevensburg and Lignum
CULPEPER — After 2 years and five months of construction, the Virginia Department of Transportation has completed all roadwork associated with the Route 3 widening project.
Today, crews will finish removing temporary construction signage and the speed limit will be increased to 55 mph, except through the village of Stevensburg.
At the request of the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors, the permanent speed limit will remain 45 mph for safety in Stevensburg. For the next few weeks, message boards will be in place to remind motorists of the reduced speed.
Residents may notice some construction vehicles in the project area through the end of October while the contractor demobilizes.
The project was advanced through the design-build contracting method. In April 2015, under a $23.59 million contract, Branch Highways Inc. began construction to widen a 5.1-mile section of Route 3 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway between Stevensburg and Lignum to improve safety along the corridor. Its completion provides a four-lane roadway from Culpeper to Fredericksburg.
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