Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
May 25, 2014
NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN WEDNESDAY AT RT. 229 PROJECT
Traffic shift needed for roundabout construction in Town of Culpeper
CULPEPER — A new traffic pattern through the intersection of Route 15/29 Business and Route 229 in the town of Culpeper will be put in place Wednesday. The new pattern is necessary so the contractor can rebuild a section of Route 229 for the roundabout project.
Beginning after the peak traffic period Wednesday morning all traffic on Route 15/29 will follow signs to an intersection with Route 229 east of the current signal. Traffic headed north on Route 229 will turn left onto the temporary lanes. All movements at this temporary intersection will be controlled by a temporary traffic signal.
Traffic traveling south on Route 229 will follow signs to the temporary intersection with Route 15/29. Motorists on Route 229 whose destination is south on Route 15/29 will turn right at the signal; drivers heading north will turn left as they do now.
Current traffic restrictions on Route 15/29 and Route 229 will also continue during construction, with lane closures between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 7-3:30 on Friday. Motorists should expect minor delays, reduce speed and follow traffic controls.
The $3.3 million improvement project, which includes a two-lane roundabout that will connect Route 229, Route 15/29 Business and the new Inner Loop road now under construction, is being built by General Excavation Inc., of Warrenton. It is scheduled to be completed in August 2015.
More information about the Route 15/29/229 roundabout project can be found on the Virginia Department of Transportation’s web site, www.virginiadot.org/projects/culpeper/rt_229_intersection.asp. The project page will be updated and additional traffic alerts will be distributed with information about traffic impacts as construction continues.
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