Route 20 at Route 231, Orange CountyConstruction of roundabout
VDOT held a design public hearing on March 8, 2018 for the project to construct a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of Route 20 (Constitution Highway) and Route 231 (Blue Ridge Turnpike) in Orange County.
VDOT received 15 comments, 13 of which supported the project.
The project design, as presented at the public hearing, has been approved. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2021.
Project Overview Video
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.
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
Approximately 3,800 vehicles use Route 20 daily. The traffic count on Route 231 is about 1,200 vehicles per day.
Construction is anticipated to take about one year and will require periodic lane closures.
Citizen information meeting: June 20, 2017
Public hearing: March 8, 2018
Public comment period ends: March 18, 2018
Right of way acquisition and utility relocation: November 2019
Construction begins: Spring 2021
Construction completion: Winter 2021
Project schedule is subject to change
Total Cost: $3,140,000
Engineering of Roadway Plans: $600,000
Right of Way Acquisition, Relocation Assistance and Utility Relocation: $320,000
Project cost is subject to change
Resources and Information
Public Hearing materials (March 8, 2018):
Citizen Information Meeting materials (June 20, 2017):
News release, February 21, 2018