Staunton – Churchville Avenue (Route 250)
Project at a Glance
Project approved by VDOT Commissioner on August 21, 2009
Est Completion Date
June 4, 2011
Construction contract value is $2,688,556.46
Lengths and Limits
Albemarle Avenue to North Augusta Street
Fielder’s Choice Enterprises, Inc. of Charlottesville
This project is located on Churchville Avenue (Route 250) in the City of Staunton. It extends from Albemarle Avenue to North Augusta Street.
The existing average daily traffic count is 11,000 vehicles per day and is projected to increase to 15,000 vehicles per day in the year 2026. This project will replace the existing Churchville Avenue with a wider roadway. It will include turn lanes in both directions, upgraded pedestrian lighting, plus a walking and bike path. Each travel lane will be 12-feet wide and have curb and gutter. A 10-foot wide walk and bikeway will be located on the south side of the road. A 5-foot wide sidewalk will be provided at the base of the rock wall on the north side of the road. Decorative signal and pedestrian light poles will be provided on Churchville Avenue, which is the main east/west route through Staunton.
Brick crosswalks and curb ramps are included with the project. Also included in the project are new water, sewer and storm drains.
A right-turn lane will be located eastbound at Lewis Street. A left-turn lane westbound will be provided at Lewis Street, Central Avenue and private entrances. Room for turning trucks will be provided at each intersection.
Media and Public Events
Design Public Hearing
February 13, 2002
Staunton City Council Chambers
Ribbon Cutting Event - Churchville Avenue
Corner of Churchville Avenue and North Augusta Street
October 18, 2010
Please watch this space for information on this event in the case of inclement weather.
Benefits of Project
Traffic flow on Churchville Avenue will improve with the addition of the turning lanes. Additionally pedestrian and bike access will be accommodated with a sidewalk and a pedestrian/bike pathway. Enhanced drainage will be achieved with the addition of new sewer and storm drains.
This main east/west entrance for the City of Staunton will be attractive to city citizens and visitors alike with the decorative signal and light poles and brick crosswalks.
During construction westbound traffic will be maintained at all times. A detour plan has been developed with input from engineers from the City of Staunton and VDOT to maintain eastbound traffic through Staunton. Entrances to private and commercial properties will be maintained at all times. Temporary signals will be used at the start of the project to assist traffic as it moves through the construction work zone. In addition, a temporary pedestrian pathway will provided for foot traffic in the work zone area. There will be not nighttime work on this project.
Current Traffic Alerts
The road reopened to traffic around 5 p.m. on Oct. 13 after being closed since Nov. 9, 2009.