VDOT News - Culpeper



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CULP 2016-002

Jan. 19, 2016

Installation of soil anchors for bridge pilings, retaining walls will begin Jan. 26

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Nighttime work to install anchors for the pilings that will support the bridge and retaining walls at the Rio Road grade-separated intersection will begin Jan. 26. The work, which will be done at night, uses a compressed air-driven hammer to drill the tie-back anchors into the soil behind the pilings.

Overnight closures of Rio Road at the Route 29 intersection will continue during the tie-back installation, which is expected to take eight to 10 weeks. During the closures, between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., traffic on Rio Road will not be able to cross Route 29 or make left turns onto Route 29. Left turns from Route 29 onto Rio Road will also be prohibited. Through traffic traveling north and south on Route 29 will be maintained, as will right turns from Route 29 onto Rio Road and from Rio Road eastbound to Route 29 southbound.

Business entrances on Route 29 north and south of the intersection, and on Rio Road east and west of Route 29, will remain open during the nighttime work. Signed detours will be in place to direct traffic around the work zone.

The contractor for the three design-build projects: Rio Road intersection, Route 29 widening and the Berkmar Drive extension has established a toll-free telephone number for residents to call regarding questions or issues related to those projects. Calls to the number, 844-220-5540, will be returned by Lane-Corman Joint Venture staff within one business day.

The Rio Road grade-separated intersection project is one of eight Route 29 Solutions highway projects to improve safety and increase mobility along the Route 29 corridor in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. To learn more, visit Route29Solutions.org. Information about upcoming lane closures and other traffic impacts, as well as news about the projects, is posted on the News and Traffic Alerts page.


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