Augusta County - Route 610 Improvements
Project at a Glance
Estimated at $4.8 million
The purpose of this project is to improve the Route 610 (Howardsville Turnpike) corridor from 1/8 mile east of Route 608 to just east of Campbell Lane.
This 0.505-mile long project will widen the road from 22 feet to 28 feet with curb and gutter throughout. It will also improve the roadway alignment and profile to provide better visibility, and realign the intersection of Route 610 and Route 912 (Hodge Street). The project will relocate existing utilities.
Existing access to all properties in the area will be maintained during construction, and new entrances will be constructed.
The average traffic volume at this location was 2,600 vehicles per day in the year 2012. In 2024 traffic is projected to be 3,630 vehicles per day.
The estimate for this project is $4,794,091, including $786,489 for preliminary engineering, $1,000,000 for right of way acquisition and $3,007,602 for construction.
Design Approval - March 2014
Right of Way - early 2015
Construction Begins - fall 2016
Completion - fall 2017
Media and Public Events
January 15, 2014 from 4 - 7 p.m.
Stuarts Draft Rescue Squad
10 Manor Road
Stuarts Draft, Va. 24477
* Inclement weather date January 21
Benefits of Project
This project will improve visibility and stopping distance along the roadway, and enhance safety by re-aligning the intersection of Route 610 and Route 912.
The project will be constructed using single lane closures under flagging operations during daylight hours with peak hour traffic restrictions and a limited duration detour to provide two lane operations when necessary.
Traffic alerts can also be found on the VDOT website under Travel Center, Travel advisories and lane closures. Click on the area of the state you are interested in, and view current travel advisories and lane closures. Click here to go to the Staunton District Travel Center page: Staunton District
Real-time traffic information is available on the VDOT 511Virginia.org website and also by calling 511 on your landline or wireless phone. Click here to go to 511: Virginia 511 Web
State 0610-007-451, P101, R201, M501
Federal STP-007-8(118), STP-007-8(127)