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Route 600, Fluvanna County

Intersection Improvements, Route 600 and Route 53

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
July 23, 2012

Est Completion Date
April 26, 2013

Construction contract awarded

$2.23 million (2011-1016 Six-Year Improvement Program estimate)

Lengths and Limits
0.27 mile; from 0.12 mile south of Route 600 to 0.15 mile north of Route 600

J.L. Kent & Sons Inc., Spotsylvania



Mauris Mackenzie, P.E.

Project Purpose

This project will improve the existing unsignalized "T" intersection of Route 600 (South Boston Road) and Route 53 (Thomas Jefferson Parkway) to improve safety and increase the efficiency of traffic movements through this intersection.


What is Proposed?

The project will realign Route 53 and replace the current "T" intersection with a roundabout. 

The approaches to the intersection on Route 53 will be shifted to the south to eliminate the current sharp curves and improve sight distances for vehicles approaching the intersection. 

VDOT evaluated several options to improve safety at the intersection, including installing a signal to control traffic. The analysis showed a roundabout would be the best solution.

Route 600 currently carries approximately 4,600 vehicles per day; Route 53 carries 6,400 vehicles per day.


Project Schedule

Design Public Hearing: April 28, 2010

Public Comment Ends: May 10, 2010

Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation Begins: Spring 2011

Construction Begins: July 23, 2012

Construction Completion: April 26, 2013


Project Costs

The latest estimated project costs from the 2011-2016 Six-Year Improvement Program:

Total cost: $2,230,000

Design and Engineering: $500,000

Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $220,000

Construction: $1,500,000

On June 20, 2012, a construction contract for $1,023,951.68 was awarded to J.L. Kent & Sons Inc., of Spotsylvania. Construction is expected to begin within 30 to 60 days.


Project Information and News Releases

Construction to Begin on Rt. 53 Roundabout in Fluvanna, July 20, 2012

Five Highway Improvement Projects Awarded, June 29, 2012

Public hearing set for Route 53 roundabout in Fluvanna (37 KB)

Public hearing brochure (1.9 MB)

Aerial rendering showing proposed improvements (927 KB)


Project contacts

Location & Design project manager: Chris Byington

Area construction engineer: Mauris Mackenzie

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