Under Construction: Augusta County - Route 610 Improvements
Cost and schedule
On weekdays through summer 2018, Route 610 is closed to through traffic between Route 912 (Hodge Street) and Route 660 (Lake Road) for roadway and utility work. Route 912 and Route 660 will serve as detour routes. Residents and school buses will have access to Route 610 with flagger traffic control.
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
"Pardon Our Dust" Citizen Information Meeting
September 26, 2017
January 15, 2014
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 0.5-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.
During the design phase, this project was esitmated to cost $4,794,091 including $786,489 for preliminary engineering, $1,000,000 for right of way acquisition and $3,007,602 for construction.
Project Location (latitude, longitude): 38.008611, -79.026389
*This project was selected for funding under the SMART SCALE prioritization program. Click here for more information on the prioritization process.
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.