Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
May 26, 2017
RT. 29 SOLUTIONS LANE CLOSURES
Scheduled activities: Week of May 29-June 2, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The following work is scheduled, weather permitting, on the Route 29 corridor in Albemarle County and the city of Charlottesville during the upcoming week. Speed limits may be reduced and traffic movements may be restricted within highway work zones.
(NEW) or (UPDATE) indicate revisions since last week’s report.
(UPDATE) Route 29 widening – On Wednesday night, Ashwood Boulevard will be closed at its intersection with Route 29 during installation of the permanent traffic signal equipment. Beginning at 9 p.m. traffic will be detoured to North Hollymead Drive, then back to Ashwood. On Thursday night, North Hollymead Drive will be closed at Route 29 during similar traffic signal installation work. Traffic will be detoured via Ashwood Boulevard and South Hollymead Drive back to North Hollymead Drive. The work will be rescheduled for the following night if the operation is cancelled due to bad weather.
Northbound traffic has been shifted to the two outside lanes within the work zone and the inside (left) lane is closed between Route 643 (Polo Grounds Road) and Route 1719 (Towncenter Drive). Motorists should be alert for advance warning signs and move to the right lanes well ahead of the work zone. Shoulders are closed, travel lanes are narrowed and the speed limit is reduced to 40 mph within the work zone. Expect intermittent single lane closures Monday through Friday between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Motorists should remain alert and use caution through the work zone.
Route 250 Bypass – Right lane and right ramp lane closures Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the Route 250 Bypass between Emmet Street and Barracks Road during staining of the sound walls. Be alert for directional signs, slow traffic and congestion in the work zone.
(UPDATE) Berkmar Drive Extended – On Wednesday night, traffic will be shifted to new pavement at the intersection of Hilton Heights Road and Berkmar Drive. Motorists should follow signs directing them through the work zone. The entrance to Sam’s Club from Berkmar Drive is closed; traffic should use the entrance off Hilton Heights Road across from Walmart.
There may be intermittent lane restrictions and closures on Rio Mills Road near the Berkmar bridge while materials are moved out of the work area under the bridge. Motorists may encounter brief delays. On Towncenter Drive in the vicinity of the roundabout, motorists should be alert for dump trucks and other equipment entering and exiting the roadway
Hillsdale Drive Extended – Line Drive is closed at Zan Road for construction of a roundabout. Motorists advised to follow posted detour.
Flagging operations will occur on Seminole Court at Zan Road to install storm sewer system.
Obey traffic controls and expect minor delays on Hillsdale Drive, Hydraulic Road, India Road, Zan Road, Greenbrier Drive, Pepsi Place and Seminole Court. For project updates, visit http://hillsdaledrive.org.
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