VDOT News - Culpeper
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Will Merritt 540-829-7370
Feb. 10, 2017
TRAFFIC TO BEGIN USING ROUTE 29-666 INTERCHANGE FEB. 14
Motorists advised to use caution, stay alert for new traffic pattern
CULPEPER — As construction continues on the Route 29-666 interchange project, the Virginia Department of Transportation plans to shift traffic to use the new Route 666 (Braggs Corner Road/Greens Corner Road) bridge that spans Route 29 (James Madison Highway) in Culpeper County, near Eastern View High School.
The traffic shift will occur on Feb. 14 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Once traffic is shifted to the bridge, the existing signal at Route 29 and Route 666 will be removed. Motorists should expect brief delays and use caution approaching the area while crews adjust signs and traffic control devices.
Travelers should be aware of the following changes to the traffic pattern:
- Route 29 northbound traffic will temporarily access Route 666 via Route 721 (Poor Farm Road).
- Route 666 traffic will access Route 29 southbound via a temporary loop ramp.
In the remaining months until construction is complete in August, crews will focus on constructing the ramps south of the bridge.
Message boards will be in place to notify the public.
The $35.3 million Route 29/666 project involves reconstructing the existing intersection as a grade-separated interchange for improved safety and mobility. Work began in May 2015 and is being performed by contractor Chemung Contracting Corp. of Mitchells. The project’s fixed completion date is Aug. 18.
Note to reporters: A diagram of the final configuration of the interchange once complete in August is available on the project webpage. Crews will use the remaining months of construction to work on the ramps south of the bridge -- ramps A and D in the diagram.
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