Courthouse Road Turn Lanes (Route 258)
Project at a Glance
To be determined
Est Completion Date
To be determined
Est. $2.98 million
Lengths and Limits
From 0.19 miles west of Route 620 to 0.19 miles east of Route 620.
To be determined
Isle of Wight
N. Diane Geouge
The project is located in Isle of Wight County just west of the town of Smithfield. The county has a population of 35,270. Route 258 is a major link between Smithfield and Windsor and carries about 5100 vehicles per day.
The current average daily traffic (ADT) is 5,100 vehicles with 6% trucks. The ADT is projected to be 6,100 vehicles per day in design year 2033. The existing right of way is fifty (50) feet. The posted speed limit is 55 MPH.
The purpose of the project is to improve the safety of the intersection of Route 620 with Route 258 by providing improved sight distances and adding left and right turn lanes on Route 258. Route to 258 will be widened to accommodate these new turn lanes and the widening will be on the Scotts Factory Road side of the highway in order to impact the least number of residential properties. A strip of the wooded land along Route 258 south of Scotts Factory Road will be cleared of trees to improve the sight distance for vehicles on Scotts Factory Road stopped at the intersection. No Traffic signals will be required at the intersection. Also included in the project are paving four feet of the shoulders on Rte. 258, improving the roadside ditches and adding basins to treat the storm water run-off.
Also, during construction, every reasonable effort will be made to protect the environment with respect to dust and erosion control. Access to all properties will be maintained during construction. Potential impacts to the flood plains will be evaluated and addressed on this project.
No detour or road closure has been scheduled for this project. Residents and drivers may experience a slower traffic movement when there is a lane closure or lane shifting with flaggers in place to direct traffic.
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Advertisement for Public Hearing
Route 258 and Route 620 Intersection
Isle of Wight County
Wednesday February 20, 2013 4 – 7 p.m.
(Snow Date February 27, 2013 4:15 – 7:15 p.m.)
Westside Elementary School
800 West Main Street Smithfield, VA 23430
Find out about the proposed improvements
for the Route 258 and Route 620 Intersection.
Review the proposed project plans and the environmental document in the form of a Categorical Exclusion at the public hearing or at VDOT’s Hampton Roads District Office located at 1700 North Main Street Suffolk, VA 23434. If you have questions regarding the meeting, contact VDOT at 1-757-925-2500 or 1-888-723-8400.Please call ahead to ensure the availability of appropriate personnel to answer your questions.
Property impact information and tentative construction schedules are available for your review at the address above and will be available at the public hearing.
In compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106 and 36 CFR Part 800, information concerning the potential effects of the proposed improvements on properties listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places are included in the National Environmental Policy Act documentation.
Give your written or oral comments at the hearing or submit them by March 4, 2013 to Mr. Adam Jack, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation,1700 North Main Street Suffolk, VA 23434. You may also email your comments to Adam.Jack@VDOT.Virginia.gov. Please reference “Route 258 and Route 620 Intersection Public Hearing Comment” in the subject line.
VDOT ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact VDOT’s Civil Rights Division at 757-925-2519, TTY/TDD 711.