The primary purpose of this project is to reduce traffic congestion on U.S. Routes 15/29 Business (James Madison Highway) and Evans Street (U.S. Route 522).
What is Proposed?
The improvements include 0.61 miles of new 4 lane median divided roadway connecting the
intersection on U.S. Route 522 (Evans Street/Sperryville Pike) at Virginia Avenue to the new two-lane roundabout being designed by VDOT that will replace the current signalized intersection at Route 15/29 and Route 229. A 10-foot-wide shared use path will be built on the north side of the new road, and a sidewalk will be built on the south side.
The road will include a crossing of Balls Run using a precast concrete bridge (Con-Span).
The intersection on U.S. Route 522 (Sperryville Pike) at Virginia Avenue will be a 2 lane roundabout.
The intersection created where the new road crosses Old Rixeyville Road will also be a 2 lane
Design is underway by Hurt & Proffitt, LLC of Lynchburg, Virginia
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation Begins: Summer 2012
Construction Begins: Spring 2013
The latest estimated project costs from the 2011-2016 Six-Year Improvement Program:
Total Cost: $10,000,000
Design and Engineering: $450,000
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $3,100,000
These costs are preliminary and subject to change as the project develops. Estimates will be updated
as the project progresses. This project will be financed with state and local federal funds
Culpeper Media sits with Jim Hoy, Director of Public Works, and talk about the upcoming projects that will change the face of transportation in Culpeper. View the video here.
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