Under Construction: Route 20 at Route 231, Orange County

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Traffic Alert 

Motorists will soon notice crews working to construct the center of the roundabout at the intersection of Route 20 (Constitution Highway) and Route 231 (Blue Ridge Turnpike) in Orange County.

Starting July 30, drivers will begin traveling in a roundabout configuration. Signs and/or flaggers will guide motorists through the work zone.

Motorists should slow down when approaching the work zone and expect daily flagging operations. The speed limit is reduced to 35 miles per hour within the construction limits. 

Construction will be complete by Dec. 7, 2020.

Project Details

To improve safety and reduce crashes, VDOT will replace the existing two-way stop intersection of Route 20 (Constitution Highway) and Route 231 (Blue Ridge Turnpike) with a single-lane roundabout.

Between 2010 and 2015, 26 crashes occurred at this intersection resulting in 32 injuries. VDOT has installed rumble strips and intersection ahead signs with advance warning flashers to advise motorists to use caution approaching the area but the rate of crashes has remained consistent. 

Approximately 3,800 vehicles use Route 20 daily. The traffic count on Route 231 is about 1,200 vehicles per day.

This project is about one year ahead of the construction schedule presented at the public hearing. VDOT advertised the project for construction bids in Nov. 2019 and awarded the project to Chemung Contracting Corp. for $1,856,297.50.


This project will improve safety and reduce crashes. 


Contact Info:

Justin Warfield

Lou Hatter

Other relevant links:

Navigating the roundabout at Route 20 and Route 231 Adobe Acrobat PDF (1 MB)

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Phase: Under Construction

UPC: 109588

State ID: 0020-068-599, P101, R201, C501

Federal ID: HSIP-068-7(038)

Lat/Long: 38.224091, -78.219818

Locality: Orange

Page last modified: July 27, 2020