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CONTACT:
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Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Stacy.Londrey@vdot.virginia.gov
cell 540-718-7698
CULP 2014-106

Nov. 20, 2014



VDOT WANTS YOUR INPUT ON CULPEPER CO. INTERSECTION
Public invited to Dec. 4 hearing on proposed traffic signal at Rt. 29, Mountain Run Lake Rd.

CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation will host a public hearing on the proposed installation of a traffic signal at Route 29 (James Monroe Highway) and Route 718 (Mountain Run Lake Road) in Culpeper County.  

The open house-style meeting will be held Thursday, Dec. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the VDOT Culpeper District office, 1601 Orange Road, Culpeper. At the meeting the public can review project plans, ask questions and obtain information about the project’s timeline, cost and travel impacts.

In previous years, based on the input of Culpeper County officials and residents, advance-warning signs and flashers were installed on Route 29 near the Route 718 intersection. Since then, heavier traffic and an increased speed limit have resulted in the need for additional safety measures. A safety study conducted in 2011 recommended adding a signal for safety. This project also includes roadway grading for improved sight distance.

The project’s estimated cost is $3.3 million, funded through the federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).

Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2017 and last 3-5 months, during which VDOT plans to restrict Route 29 traffic to one lane in each direction near the work zone. The signal installation would also require temporary closure of the crossover, prohibiting left turns into and out of Route 718.

Approximately 27,000 vehicles use this segment of Route 29 daily, according to 2013 data. The traffic count on Route 718 is 2,200 vehicles per day.

Project plans and environmental documents, as well as right of way and easement information, will be available for review at the public hearing, as well as at VDOT’s Culpeper District office. Please call ahead to 540-829-7500 or 1-800-367-7623 to ensure that personnel are available to answer your questions.

Written and oral comments will be taken at the hearing. Written comments can also be submitted by December 15, 2014, to David Cubbage, Project Manager, 1601 Orange Road, Culpeper, VA 22701.

VDOT ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For additional information or assistance, contact VDOT’s Culpeper District Office of Civil Rights, 1601 Orange Road, Culpeper, VA 22701; telephone 1-800-367-7623, TDD/TTY 800-307-4630 or 711.

More information about the projects can be found on VDOT’s website at www.virginiadot.org/projects/culpeper/mtnrunlake.asp.

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