VDOT News - Culpeper



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CULP 2018-056

July 5, 2018

Left-turn lanes, traffic signal heads will be modified to improve traffic flow, reduce delays

CULPEPER — Changes are coming to the intersection of Route 15/29 (James Madison Highway) and Alwington Boulevard in Fauquier County. The Virginia Department of Transportation will reconfigure the intersection on July 18 to improve traffic flow through the intersection.

After the morning peak traffic period, a VDOT crew will remove pavement markings and restripe the northbound intersection approach on James Madison Highway. The new configuration reduces the dual left-turn lane configuration to one left-turn lane onto Alwington Boulevard and adds a marked lane separator, known as a gore area, between the through lanes and the left-turn lane.

A single signal head for the left-turn lane that includes a flashing yellow left turn arrow will replace the current traffic signal heads, which limit left turns to a left-turn only phase. A similar signal head will be installed above the southbound left-turn lane. The flashing yellow left turn arrow means that traffic approaching the signal may make the left turn, but only after yielding to any traffic approaching from the opposite direction.

Adjustments will also be made to the timing of the traffic signals at the intersection. A traffic analysis and study have shown that installation of the flashing yellow arrow traffic signals, coupled with the signal timing adjustments, will reduce delays and improve operations through the day and during peak traffic periods.

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