Recently Completed: Centerville Road at News Road Intersection Improvements

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Improvements to this intersection are designed to reduce vehicle congestion and improve motorist and cyclist safety, allowing drivers to enter and exit the intersection with more visibility.  New lane features also ensured efficient traffic flow at the intersection where there is a projected growth in vehicle volume. 

Improvements included:

  • Addition of traffic signal at intersection
  • Widening to create three (3) new dedicated turn lanes: 
    • Left-turn lane southbound from Centerville Road onto News Road
    • Right-turn lane northbound from Centerville Road onto News Road
    • Right-turn lane westbound from News Road onto Centerville Road
  • Addition of retaining wall on southeast corner of Centerville Road to improve sight distance for motorists entering the intersection
  • Delineated bicycle lane and pavement markings along Centerville Road
  • Improved curbing and drainage throughout the project area
  • Comprehensive landscaping for erosion control and intersection aesthetics

Centerville Road (Route 614) is an urban minor arterial roadway with a current average daily traffic (ADT) of 6,768 vehicles. The ADT is projected to be 8,400 vehicles per day in design year 2039. News Road (Route 613) is an urban collector roadway with a current ADT of 4,034 vehicles, and the projected ADT is 5,000 vehicles per day. The posted speed limit is 45 mph for both roadways.

Project Updates

Nov. 5, 2020  - Improvements at Centerville Road and News Road Intersection Completed Early and Under Budget

Dec. 18, 2019 - Construction Set to Begin on Intersection Improvements on Centerville Road and News Road


The purpose of this project was to improve safety and capacity by adding three new turn lanes and signalizing the intersection at Centerville Road and News Road.

Major Milestones 

Construction on the Centerville Road at News Road Intersection Improvements Project was completed under budget and ahead of schedule on Nov. 5, 2020. 


Contact Info:

Hampton Roads Communications

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Phase: Completed

UPC: 102944

Lat/Long: 37.281448, -76.804719

Locality: James City

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View Before Construction: Centerville Road with intersection of News Road on the right

Page last modified: Jan. 20, 2023