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Oct. 1, 2020



MODULAR ROUNDABOUT INSTALLATIONS COMPLETE IN CHESTERFIELD COUNTY
The completed project improves safety and operations at three intersections

SOUTH CHESTERFIELD — On Wednesday, September 30, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) completed the third and final installation of modular roundabouts in Chesterfield County.

The three modular roundabouts were installed in the following Chesterfield intersections:

  • Otterdale Road at Hampton Park Drive – completed in July 2020,
  • Bailey Bridge Road/Springford Parkway at Spring Run Road – completed in August 2020,
  • Otterdale Road at Harpers Mill Parkway – completed in September 2020.

The primary purpose of the $1.2 million total project was to improve safety and operations by easing traffic flow and reducing the amount of angle crashes within the intersections. The project was completed on time.

Modular roundabouts are prefabricated units made from recycled material that make installation easy and quick. VDOT crews were able to bolt down pieces over a period of weeks for each roundabout, when compared to the lengthy timeline for a typical roundabout. They also are a lower-cost alternative when compared to the costs and impacts of traditional roundabout construction. In addition to materials being bolted in place, new pavement markings direct traffic through the roundabout.

Roundabouts are an innovative intersection improvement. The implementation of innovative intersections and interchanges is one of the strategies VDOT is using to achieve the goal of improving safety and mobility for all road users in Virginia. For more information on roundabouts and innovative intersections and interchanges, visit http://www.virginiadot.org/innovativeintersections/.

For more information about the completed project, visit http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/richmond/unsignalized-intersection-upgrades---vdot-richmond-district.asp.

 

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