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Jarmans Gap Road, Crozet

Roadway improvements, bike lanes and sidewalk addition

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Construction starts May 9, 2011

Est Completion Date
Actual completion Sept. 21, 2012

$13.16 million ($3.95 million construction contract)

Lengths and Limits
From Route 240 intersection to 0.911 mile west of Route 240

General Excavation Inc., Warrenton, VA



Culpeper Communications

Project Purpose

This project will increase safety for motorists and provide improved conditions and facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians along Route 691 (Jarmans Gap Road) in an area where increasing numbers of residents are using the road for bicycling and walking.

The project will improve a 0.9 mile-long segment of Route 691 extending west from the intersection with Route 240. 

A 2009 traffic count found that approximately 2,900 vehicles travel Route 691 every day (average annual daily traffic). Estimated traffic projections for 2029 show Route 691 traffic increasing to 5,800 vehicles per day. The existing road is approximately 19 feet wide with no shoulders, no curb and gutter or sidewalks.

What is Proposed?

The improvements will include wider travel lanes, the addition of bike lanes, and construction of curb and gutter and sidewalk. The proposed design calls for 12-foot wide travel lanes, a four-foot wide bicycle lane on each side of the road, curb and gutter on both sides of the roadway and sidewalk on the northern side of Route 691.

Upcoming Work

Closure of Route 691 (Jarmans Gap Road) in Crozet will begin September 12, following completion of underground utility work that had caused several delays.

VDOT will close Jarmans Gap Road between Route 1209 (Haden Lane) and Route 1201 (Blue Ridge Avenue) on September 12 and begin installation of a new box culvert in Powells Creek. The work is expected to take 45-60 days.

During the closure, motorists will be detoured from Jarmans Gap Road south on Route 240 (Crozet Avenue) to Route 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike) to Old Trail Drive and back to Jarmans Gap Road. School buses will use the same route.

Resources and Links

News release: VDOT Completes JPA Bridge, Jarmans Gap Road Improvements, Sept. 21, 2012

News release: Closure of Jarmans Gap Road will begin Sept. 12, Sept. 9, 2011

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