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Cox Road Improvements in Dinwiddie

Projects to improve safety and traffic flow at two intersections in Dinwiddie

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Summer 2015

Est Completion Date
Winter 2016

Phase
Recently completed

Cost
$4.3 million

Lengths and Limits
0.4 mile

Locality
Dinwiddie

District
Richmond

Contact
Ron Hobson, P.E., area construction engineer
(804) 862-6450

Project Description

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has completed two safety improvement projects along the Cox Road (Route 226) corridor in Dinwiddie County. These improvements include modifications to the heavily traveled intersection with Boydton Plank Road (Route 1) and the construction of a single lane roundabout at Ferndale Road (Route 600).

The recently completed roundabout at Ferndale Road provides guidance to traffic by way of permanent concrete islands, new signs and pavement markings. Additional improvements at the intersection include new sidewalks, pedestrian crosswalks and an opportunity to enhance aesthetics in the community.

Route 1 intersection work widened the roadway to better accommodate turning movements for vehicular and cyclist traffic. 

Traffic impacts

Drivers should use the following tips in the new traffic pattern:

  • Follow signs and pavement markings for your safety.
  • Slow down when approaching the roundabout.
  • Yield to traffic already in the roundabout.
  • As you enter the roundabout, keep right and drive in the counter-clockwise direction. Do not turn left when entering a roundabout.
  • Do not change lanes or stop when in the roundabout.

Project Schedule

Design approval – Winter 2011
Begin right of way acquisition – Summer 2012
Begin construction – Late summer 2015
Completion – Winter 2016

Public Involvement

A citizen information meeting was held on May 18, 2016. Information sheet

VDOT held a design public hearing for this project on December 1, 2011. Public hearing brochure

 

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