In Design: Route 767 (School Bus Road), Louisa County
Design work is under way on a $7.5 million SMART SCALE project to relocate Route 767 (School Bus Road) to align with Route 625 (Chalk Level Road) across Route 22/208, and make associated improvements at the intersection, including turn lanes.
There are two adjacent stop controlled T-intersections with no turn lanes on Route 22/208. Between July 2011 and June 2016, there were 28 total crashes with 19 persons injured on Route 22/208 in the area of the two intersections (Route 767 and Route 625). Of the 28 total crashes, 15 were classified as rear-end collisions.
The new four-way intersection will allow for left and right turn lanes to be added on Route 22/208 to improve safety by reducing the trend of rear-end crashes. Paved shoulders will also be constructed on Route 22/208 as a safety improvement for bicyclists. Davis Highway will be shifted slightly south to avoid impacts to the railroad and to allow enough space for a tractor-trailer on Route 625 to safely wait for a passing train without impacting traffic on Route 22/208.
Construction, which is expected to begin in late 2020, will take about one year and require periodic lane closures. The public will be notified about traffic impacts and changes through media reports, social media posts and 511.
The relocation of School Bus Road to align with Chalk Level Road will improve safety by reducing the trend of rear-end crashes.
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Phase: In design
State ID: 0022-054-772, P101, R201, C501
Federal ID: STP-054-7(041)