Route 229 Widening, Town of Culpeper
|Improvements and widening to five lanes|
Project at a Glance
$13.9 million estimated cost
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 (North Main Street) in the town of Culpeper from two lanes to five lanes.
This project originated in 1997 and at that time included the intersection improvement that later became the Route 229 roundabout project, completed in July 2015. The projects were split in 2008 at the request of the Town of Culpeper due to regained support of the locally administered Inner Loop project, now known as Colonel Jameson Boulevard, which was opened in December 2014.
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.
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 - July 2015
Construction start - Fall 2015
Project schedule is subject to change.
Total Cost: $13,900,000
Engineering of Roadway Plans: $3,100,000
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $2,500,000
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.