Recently Completed: Alleghany County -- I-64 Exit 21 at Route 696 and Winterberry Avenue
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No traffic alerts. Construction was completed in July 2018.
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"Pardon our dust" citizen information meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017
Alleghany County Governmental Complex (off I-64 exit 21)
9212 Winterberry Ave.
Covington, Virginia, 24426
Design public hearing
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015
Alleghany County Governmental Complex
This project addresses congestion on Route 696 (Selma-Low Moor Road) at the intersection with Route 1101 (Winterberry Avenue) and the Interstate 64 interchange at exit 21. Traffic was particularly congested during the morning when adjacent schools are in session.
Coordinated traffic signals have been installed at the Routes 696 and 1101 intersection, as well as the west and east I-64 ramps. Turn lanes were added at each approach to the Routes 696 and 1101 intersection, and to the I-64 west off-ramp to help prevent traffic from backing up onto the interstate.
A sidewalk has been installed along Route 1101 from the Alleghany County Governmental Center to the Route 696 intersection. The bridge over I-64 was not improved as part of this project.
Construction began in June 2017 and finished in summer 2018. The work was completed before the opening of the Love’s Travel Center, to be located just north of the routes 696 and 1101 intersection.
Route 696 just north of the interstate currently has an average traffic count of 4,900 vehicles a day. The projected traffic volume in the year 2038 is 8,000 vehicles a day.
Improve traffic flow around the interchange, including the Winterberry Avenue intersection, especially during the morning peak traffic periods.
Wider pavement and shoulders better facilitate turning commercial trucks.