Under Construction: Route 20 at Route 231, Orange County

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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.

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.

Starting the week of March 9, the contractor will begin installing construction signs and environmental controls. During construction, drivers should expect lane shifts and flagging operations on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Beginning on March 23, the speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph within the construction limits. Motorists should follow posted construction signs and obey directions from flaggers.

Construction will be complete by Dec. 7, 2020.

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.

Benefits 

This project will improve safety and reduce crashes. 

Resources

Contact Info:

Justin Warfield
540-829-7599

Lou Hatter
540-727-3201

Other relevant links:

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

Previous Meetings >>

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: March 9, 2020