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Page County - Route 616 (Leakesville Road)

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Fall 2017

Est Completion Date
Late summer 2018

Cost
The total estimated cost for this project is $2,137,650.

Lengths and Limits
Length: 0.29 mile long; From: 0.15 Mi. South of Int. of Leakesville Rd. & Bulldog Dr. To: 0.14 Mi. North of Int. Leakesville Rd. & Bulldog Dr.

Locality
Page

District
Staunton

Contact
Lester Kodger
540-332-9290

Project Details

This project will add turn lanes on Route 616 (Leakesville Road) at the new Luray High School.  The project is located in Page County, south of the Town of Luray corporate limits.

Currently Route 616 has two 11-foot wide travel lanes with two-foot wide shoulders and four-foot wide ditches.

The proposed project is 0.29-mile long and will construct two turn lanes. There will be a right southbound turn-lane on Route 616 onto Bulldog Drive and a left northbound turn lane from Route 616 onto Bulldog Drive.  The northbound turn lane will be 12-feet wide and the southbound turn lane will be 12-feet wide.  There will be four-foot wide paved shoulders.

The average daily traffic volume on Route 616 is 796 vehicles per day in 2012. In 2026 the average daily traffic volume is projected to increase to 851 vehicles per day.

The total estimated cost for this project is $2,137,650, including $281,928 for preliminary engineering, $300,000 for right of way and $1,555,722 for construction.

What’s Next

Design Approval  Early 2013
Right of Way Late 2013
Construction Advertisement for Bids Fall 2017

Media and Public Events

Design Public Hearing
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 4-6 p.m.
Alternative weather date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Luray High School
243 Bulldog Drive
Luray, VA  22835

Benefits of Project

Safety will be increased on Route 616 at Luray High School for drivers executing turning movements from Route 616 into the high school property.

During Construction

Construction will take place during the summer months when school activity is minimal. During construction two lanes of traffic will be maintained during peak travel hours.  

Single lane traffic closures with flagging operations and channelizing devices will be used in the work zone during non-peak travel hours.

Traffic Alerts

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

Project Reference Numbers

State  0616-069-222,P101, R201, M501
Federal  STP-069-8(027)
UPC  82664

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