VDOT News - Culpeper



Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
540-717-2890 (cell)

June 10, 2016

Scheduled activities: Week of June 13-17

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The following work is scheduled, weather permitting, on the Route 29 corridor in Albemarle County and the city of Charlottesville during the upcoming week. Speed limits may be reduced and traffic movements may be restricted within highway work zones.

(NEW) or (UPDATE) indicate revisions since last week’s report.

(UPDATE) Route 29/250 Bypass interchange – All new ramp lanes from Route 29 south to Route 250 Bypass east are open. Occasional lane closures will be in place for finishing work, including the installation of pavement markings and raised pavement markers. Motorists should be alert for equipment entering and exiting the highway.

  • Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., a crew will trim vegetation to improve visibility on Route 250 Bypass at Barracks Road. In the eastbound location, the merge lane from the entrance ramp to Route 250 Bypass east will be closed. Due to the shortened merge lane, motorists should use caution moving into the travel lane. Motorists on Route 250 Bypass eastbound should stay alert for merging traffic as they approach the work zone. After work is complete at the eastbound location, the contractor will move to the westbound location to trim vegetation on Route 250 Bypass west at the exit ramp to Barracks Road. Trimming work at the westbound location may extend until Tuesday.
  • Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the right shoulder will be closed in both directions of Route 29 at the Earhart Street/Morton Drive intersection.

Rio Road grade-separated intersection – Major construction on the project is underway. Through September 2, the following traffic patterns will be in effect:

On Route 29 north and south of the Rio Road intersection:

  • Between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m., there will be two lanes southbound and three lanes northbound
  • Right turns onto Rio Road will be permitted at all times
  • No left turns at the intersectionat any time
  • Between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. there will be at least one lane open both northbound and southbound
  • All business entrances will remain open during business hours

On Rio Road east and west of Route 29:

  • Traffic on Rio Road will not be able to cross Route 29
  • Right turns onto Route 29 will be permitted at all times
  • No left turns at the intersection at any time
  • All business entrances will remain open during business hours

Posted detour routes during the construction will be Berkmar Drive to Woodbrook Drive or Hilton Heights Drive, and Hillsdale Drive to Branchlands Boulevard.

Route 29 widening – Median grading, utility relocation and storm-drain installation continues from Polo Grounds Road to Towncenter Drive. Sunday through Friday between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., there may be intermittent single lane closures on Route 29 between Towncenter Drive and Rio Mills Road during construction operations. Motorists should remain alert and use caution through the work zone.

Berkmar Drive Extended – Construction of bridge abutments north and south of the South Fork Rivanna River and clearing and grading along the roadway alignment continues. Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rio Mills Road may be reduced to one lane with traffic controlled by flaggers during construction activities. On Towncenter Drive in the vicinity of the roundabout, motorists should be alert for dump trucks and other equipment entering and exiting the roadway.

More information about these projects, and other Route 29 Solutions projects, can be found on the project website, www.Route29Solutions.org. Information about other Culpeper District activities that will affect traffic is also available on Twitter at @VaDOTCULP and on VDOT’s website at: www.virginiadot.org/travel/travel_alerts/culpeper/default.asp.



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