VDOT News - Culpeper



Lou Hatter (540) 717-2890

CULP 2021-047

Oct. 13, 2021

U.S. 17 south traffic will stop to give priority to left-turning traffic onto I-66 westbound

CULPEPER — A change to the traffic pattern on U.S. 17 (Winchester Road) at the Interstate 66 interchange (exit 28) in Fauquier County south of the town of Marshall will be implemented on Monday to address a significant history of crashes at the interchange entrance ramps. 

Southbound traffic on U.S. 17 will stop at the crossover for U.S. 17 northbound traffic turning left onto I-66 west. This is a change from the current condition where left-turning traffic must yield to southbound traffic on U.S. 17. The southbound U.S. 17 pavement markings will also be modified to create one southbound through lane and one dedicated right-turn lane for traffic heading west on I-66. 

“This change in the traffic pattern is an incremental solution to the crashes at the interchange involving vehicles making left turns onto I-66 and traffic on 17,” said Mark Nesbit, resident engineer in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Warrenton office. “We have worked with Fauquier County to develop a project to provide a long-term solution, but this change is an interim safety improvement until that project can be built.”

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