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Route 229 Widening, Town of Culpeper

Improvements and widening to five lanes

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Estimated construction start September 2014

Cost
$11.32 million estimated

Lengths and Limits
0.804 mile; from Fairview Road to the northern Culpeper town limit

Locality
Culpeper

District
Culpeper

Contact
Brian Arnold
540-829-7557

Project Purpose

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.

Project Schedule

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.

Project Costs

Total Cost: $11,316,672

Engineering of Roadway Plans: $2,400,000

Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $2,316,672

Construction: $6,600,000

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.

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