In Design: Route 29 at Route 662 (Shelby Road), Madison County
Virtual Design Public Hearing
VDOT will hold a virtual design public for this project in October.
VDOT held a virtual/online public hearing on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 beginning at 5 p.m. VDOT representatives made a presentation beginning at 5 p.m. and were present to answer questions after the presentation. The presentation is available for review after the meeting.
To access the meeting and review meeting materials, click on the link below:
LINK TO OCTOBER 12, 2021 VIRTUAL DESIGN PUBLIC HEARING
VDOT proposes to construct a Restricted Crossing U-Turn (RCUT) intersection on U.S. 29 (Seminole Trail) at Route 662 (Shelby Road) in Madison County.
The RCUT intersection differs from a conventional intersection by eliminating the left turn movement from the cross street. To accommodate this movement, the RCUT intersection requires drivers on Route 662 to turn right onto U.S. 29 and then make a U-turn maneuver at a one-way median opening about 900 feet past the intersection. The new U-turn crossover location improves sight lines down U.S. 29.
Advertisement for construction is expected in August 2023, followed by construction beginning in late 2023.
According to a recent study, the Federal Highway Administration found that RCUTs enhance safety, reducing crashes by 28 to 49 percent when compared to a stop-controlled intersection. Crash severity is reduced by 70 percent in fatal crashes and by 42 percent in crashes resulting in injury.
Virtual Design Public Hearing: October 12, 2021
Public comment ended: October 22, 2021
Right of way acquisition: Summer 2022
Advertise project for construction bids: Summer 2023
Justin Warfield, P.E.
Other relevant links:
Federal Highway Administration: Restricted Crossing U-Turn Intersections
Madison County resolution in support of the project
Major funding source: SMART SCALE round 3 (FY2020), Highway Safety Improvement Program (FY2017)
Phase: Right of way acquisition
State ID: 0029-056-734
Lat/Long: 38.321127, -78.308396