Under Construction: Route 767 (School Bus Road), Louisa County
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Motorists should be alert for crews and construction vehicles near the travel lanes. As construction progresses, motorists should expect lane shifts and flagging operations on weekdays.
The public will be notified about traffic impacts and changes through media reports, social media posts and 511.
New Alignment of School Bus Road Opens Sept. 15
The new alignment of Route 767 (School Bus Road) in Louisa County will open to traffic Sept. 15.
The road now intersects Route 22/208 (Davis Highway) at Route 625 (Chalk Level Road). Left and right turn lanes will be added on Route 22/208 at the intersection.
Motorists should expect delays and flagging operations on Route 767 on Sept. 15 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Work will continue along Route 22/208 through mid-December. The safety improvement project will be complete by December 15, 2021.
Under a $2.6 million construction contract, VDOT contractor Chemung Contracting Corp. of Mitchells is relocating Route 767 to align with Route 625 (Chalk Level Road) across Route 22/208 and making associated safety improvements at the intersection including adding turn lanes and paved shoulders.
In 2015, Louisa County applied for SMART SCALE funding to relocate Route 767 (School Bus Road) from its existing alignment to create a four-way intersection at Route 22/208 (Davis Highway) and Route 625 (Chalk Level Road). This project was the fourth highest scoring SMART SCALE project in the Culpeper District.
There are two adjacent stop controlled T-intersections with no turn lanes on Route 22/208. Between July 2011 and June 2016, there were 28 total crashes with 19 persons injured on Route 22/208 in the area of the two intersections (Route 767 and Route 625). Of the 28 total crashes, 15 were classified as rear-end collisions.
The new four-way intersection will allow for left and right turn lanes to be added on Route 22/208 to improve safety by reducing the trend of rear-end crashes. Paved shoulders will also be constructed on Route 22/208 as a safety improvement for bicyclists. Davis Highway will be shifted slightly south to avoid impacts to the railroad and to allow enough space for a tractor-trailer on Route 625 to safely wait for a passing train without impacting traffic on Route 22/208.
This project was advertised for bids on Aug. 11, 2020. Bids were opened on Sept. 23, 2020 and Chemung Contracting Corporation of Mitchells was the apparent low bidder in the amount of $2,599,259.25. Construction will take about one year and require periodic lane closures. The public will be notified about traffic impacts and changes through media reports, social media posts and 511.
The relocation of School Bus Road to align with Chalk Level Road will improve safety by reducing the trend of rear-end crashes.
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Phase: Under Construction
State ID: 0022-054-772, P101, R201, C501
Federal ID: STP-054-7(041)