Route 229 Widening, Town of Culpeper
|Improvements and widening to five lanes|
Project at a Glance
Estimated construction start September 2014
$11.32 million estimated
Lengths and Limits
0.804 mile; from Fairview Road to the northern Culpeper town limit
The primary purpose of this project is to improve Route 229 (N. Main Street) in the town of Culpeper from two lanes to five lanes.
What Is Proposed?
VDOT, in conjunction with the Town of Culpeper, proposes to improve Route 229 to a five-lane undivided highway. The project will feature sidewalk on the west side of Route 15/29 Business, plus a 10-foot shared-use path on the east side of Route 229 and the north side of Route 15/29 Business.
This project originated in 1997 and at that time included the intersection improvement that later became the proposed project to construct a roundabout at Routes 15/29 and 229. The projects were split in 2008 at the request of the Town of Culpeper due to regained support of the locally administered Western Inner Loop project.
A slight design change has been implemented on the southern end of the project to accommodate future construction of the inner loop.
Public hearing - August 24, 1999
Chief Engineer's approval - December 16, 1999
Right of way acquisition and utility relocation begins - October 31, 2012
Construction advertisement - June 2014
Construction start - September 2014
Project schedule is subject to change.
Total Cost: $11,316,672
Engineering of Roadway Plans: $2,400,000
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $2,316,672
These costs are preliminary planning estimates and subject to change as the project develops. Estimates will be updated as the project progresses. This project will be financed using federal funds.