Augusta County – Route 340 in Stuarts Draft – Turn lane at Route 657
Project at a Glance
Lengths and Limits
0.255 -mile long; From 0.11 mile south to 0.14 mile north of Route 657
This project is located in the Stuarts Draft area and will construct a right turn lane from Route 657 to Route 340. The project will also provide a left-turn tapered lane on Route 340 to accommodate vehicles waiting to turn left onto Route 657.
The turning lane on Route 340 will be 12-feet wide and 200-feet long with a tapered end. The turning lane on Route 657 will be 12-feet wide.
The existing traffic signal at the intersection will be adjusted to handle traffic from the new lanes.
The total estimated cost for this project is $1,558,818 with $224,352 for preliminary engineering, $129,079 for right of way activities, and $1,205,387 for construction.
Project plan approval – early 2013
Right of way activities – spring 2013
Construction – early 2014
Benefits of Project
Route 340 is an important link for traffic in the Stuarts Draft area for motorists traveling from Route 11 south of Staunton to Waynesboro. The proposed construction of this intersection improves safety and traffic flow on the heavily traveled Route 340.
Motorists should be alert for possible lane and shoulder closures.
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 Project: 0340-007-117, P101, R201, M501
Federal Project: STP-007-8(063)