In Design: Route 240/250/680 Roundabout, Albemarle County

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A design public hearing for this project is scheduled for June 11, 2019. Click the public outreach tab for more information.

VDOT proposes to reconstruct the existing intersection of Route 240 (Three Notched Road), Route 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike) and Route 680 (Browns Gap Turnpike) as a roundabout.

The proposed roundabout will improve traffic safety and more efficiently move traffic through the busy Albemarle County intersection. 

During construction, VDOT proposes to close Route 680 to through traffic between Route 250 and Route 802 (Old Three Notched Road) with a posted detour. Traffic would be detoured via Route 240 to Route 802 for about two months.  

Approximately 7,000 vehicles use Route 240 near the intersection, according to 2017 data. The traffic count on Route 250 is about 10,000 vehicles and Route 680 carries about 580 vehicles per day.

Benefits 

Roundabouts are safer than conventional stop-controlled intersections because traffic can continually and efficiently flow through the intersection and vehicle operating speeds are lower. Additionally, roundabouts help reduce air pollution and fuel use compared to a signalized intersection due to reduced idling and less acceleration and deceleration. 

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Contact Info:

Hal Jones
434-422-9378

Lou Hatter
540-727-3201

UPC: 111729

State ID: 0250-002-957, P101, R201, C501

Federal ID: OC-5104(268)

Long/Lat: 38.061909, -78.648511

Locality: Albemarle

Page last modified: June 10, 2019