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Recently Completed

Route 15/29 and Route 229, Culpeper

Construction of roundabout and roadway widening, town of Culpeper

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Dec. 2013

Est Completion Date
July 24, 2015

Recently completed

$3.3 million construction contract; $7.1 million total cost

Lengths and Limits
0.25 mile; Route 15/29 Business to Fairview Avenue

General Excavation Inc. of Warrenton



Office of Communications

VDOT completed construction of this project on July 24, 2015, finishing about a week ahead of schedule.

The two-lane hybrid roundabout improves safety at and increases the efficiency of traffic through the intersection of Route 15/29 and Route 229 in the town of Culpeper. The project also involved Approximately 28,000 vehicles use this intersection daily.

The improvements also included a sidewalk built on the west side of Route 15/29 and a shared-use paths on the east side of Route 229 and the north side of Route 15/29. Route 229 was widened to four lanes from the roundabout north to Fairview Avenue.

About Roundabouts

Navigating the Rt. 229 Roundabout  (268 KB)
VDOT flyer

Roundabouts in Virginia
VDOT website

Driving Modern Roundabouts
VDOT video on YouTube

Roundabouts: A Safer Choice  (619 KB)
Federal Highways Administration brochure

Modern Roundabouts: A Livability Fact Sheet  (254 KB)
AARP publication

Highway Safety: Roundabouts
Resources from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)



News release: Contractor Begins Rt. 229 Roundabout Construction
Dec. 2, 2013

Public hearing brochure (494 KB)

Route 229 improvements subject of public hearing (30 KB)

Aerial rendering showing proposed improvements (5 MB)

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