VDOT News - Culpeper



Lou Hatter (540) 717-2890

CULP 2019-037

July 23, 2019

Dominion will install new utility poles between 9 a.m. & noon; right lane closed during work

CULPEPER — Southbound traffic on Route 29 will be reduced to one lane on Thursday, July 25 from 9 a.m. to noon in the vicinity of Route 215 (Vint Hill Road) while Dominion Energy installs new poles to carry utility lines across the highway. The existing lines will not meet minimum height requirements once the safety improvements on the northbound lanes are completed.

During the closure the right southbound lane will be closed from just north of the Route 215 intersection to south of the Battlefield Baptist Church. Motorists should be alert for traffic controls as they approach the Route 215 intersection and follow directional signs through the work zone.

Work on the safety improvements to the northbound lanes continues and the project is on schedule. Chemung Contracting Inc., of Mitchells, is regrading the northbound lanes to remove two hills that have contributed to significant crashes on that busy section of highway just south of the Prince William County line at the Route 215 (Vint Hill Road) intersection. 

The northbound lanes of Route 15/29 are closed through Aug. 2 from Route 676 (Riley Road) to just south of the Route 29/215 intersection, a distance of about one mile.

Northbound traffic should detour on Route 17 north from Warrenton to Interstate 66 at Marshall, then using I-66 east to Gainesville. The closure affects only northbound traffic; southbound drivers will be able to turn onto and from Route 215 during the closure. Access to private entrances, including the Battlefield Baptist Church, will be maintained during the closure. 

Information about the project is available on VDOT’s website on the Route 29 at Vint Hill Road, Fauquier County page. Drivers should check www.511virginia.org or VDOT’s 511 mobile app for current information about traffic conditions and follow @VaDOTCULP on Twitter for updates.



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