VDOT News - Culpeper
Will Merritt 540-829-7370
Aug. 18, 2020
NEW RAMP OPENS AUG. 25 AT WARRENTON SOUTHERN INTERCHANGE
Temporary detour via Meetze Road to be removed
CULPEPER — The new grade-separated interchange at the intersection of Route 15/17/29 and Route 880 (Lord Fairfax Road) — one of the busiest intersections along Route 29 in Fauquier County — will almost be in its final configuration when a new ramp opens on Aug. 25.
The ramp connecting from the roundabout on the west (Warrenton) side of the project to the acceleration ramp to southbound Route 15/17/29 toward Opal will open to traffic on Aug. 25, weather permitting. Motorists will also notice traffic pattern changes on Business Route 15/17/29.
The temporary detour via Route 643 (Meetze Road) will be removed.
Until the project is complete by Nov. 25, motorists are reminded to be alert for crews working near the travel lanes and to expect lane closures in both directions on Route 15/17/29 and flagging operations on Route 880 (Lord Fairfax Drive). The slip ramps near each roundabout will remain closed to traffic for construction vehicle access.
The contractor is working to complete final project tasks including the shared-use path, park-and-ride lot, landscaping and lighting.
Under a $19.6 million contract, design-build contractor Shirley Contracting Company, LLC of Lorton, with design services from Dewberry of Fairfax, has worked since February 2018 to design and construct the grade-separated interchange utilizing two roundabouts connecting all points of travel.
More information about the project, including roundabout driving tips, can be found on VDOT’s website at www.virginiadot.org/projects/culpeper/warrentoninterchange.asp.
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