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Augusta County - Route 640 (Goose Creek Road)

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Construction began mid-October 2011

Est Completion Date
September 2012

Cost
Contract value is $1,319,868.35

Lengths and Limits
Limits .2 mile long; From: 0.20 mile south of Route 250 To: Intersection of Route 250

Contractor
General Excavation, Inc. of Warrenton, Va.

Locality
Augusta

District
Staunton

Contact
Wayne Nolde, P.E.
540-332-9047

Project Details

This project will realign the existing intersection of south Route 640 and Route 250 to line up with the north Route 640 intersection at Route 250 and form a single-point intersection.  A cul-de-sac will be constructed at the end of existing south Route 640.

This location is in Augusta County one-half mile west of the City of Waynesboro.  Route 640 is a 2.43 mile long rural collector road connecting Route 250 and Route 285.  The current roadway consists of two nine-foot travel lanes with three-foot shoulders and two-foot ditches.  The existing Route 640 and Route 250 intersection consists of a 0.1 mile dogleg separation, which makes vehicle turning movements difficult.  

The hill leading up to the realigned intersection will be lowered and will improve driver visibility in the area.  A new five-foot wide sidewalk with curb and gutter will be constructed on both sides of the new roadway.

The existing traffic count is 3300 vehicles per day.  This figure is anticipated to increase to 4990 vehicles per day in the year 2025.

The total estimated cost for this project is $2,817,262, which includes $312,927for preliminary engineering, $750,750 for right of way and $1,753,585 for construction.

What’s Next

 Advertisement for construction is spring of 2011.

Design Approval

Design plans were approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Board on April 14, 2010.  This is for design plans regarding the Route 640 (Goose Creek Road) intersection realignment with Route 250 in Augusta County.

Media and Public Events

December 16, 2009 – Route 640 (Goose Creek Road) Augusta County, Location and Design Public Hearing 4-7 p.m., Preston L. Yancy Volunteer Fire Department
2015 Jefferson Highway, Fishersville, VA 22939

Benefits of Project

Route 640 is an important link for traffic in the Fishersville area headed to the Augusta Health.  This improvement adds to the interconnectivity to the area.  The project also improves safety on Route 640 by elimination of the hill and realigning the intersection with Route 250, which contains high traffic volumes.

During Construction

For approximately one week during construction traffic will travel on a gravel road surface, with single lane traffic.  Traffic controls will be in place during this period.

Project Numbers

UPC 50075

0640-007-381,P101, R201, M501

STP-007-8 (089)

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