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Jan. 14, 2015
CTB AWARDS RT. 29-666 PROJECT IN CULPEPER
Construction will begin this spring on diamond interchange to improve safety, capacity
CULPEPER — The Commonwealth Transportation Board today awarded the construction contract for the Route 29-666 interchange project in Culpeper County to Chemung Contracting Corp. of Mitchells.
Chemung’s $18,689,407.76 bid was the lowest of four bidders on the project and came in below the VDOT’s confidential engineer’s cost estimate for construction.
The project will reconstruct the existing intersection of Route 29 and Route 666 (Braggs Corner Road) as a grade-separated diamond interchange for improved safety and mobility. The project became a priority in 2008 due to traffic increases associated with the opening of Eastern View High School and the adjacent recreational complex.
Construction of the new interchange will include raising Route 666 to an overhead crossing of Route 29 and widening the roadway to four lanes divided by a 28-foot raised median. Bike lanes will be added in both directions on Route 666, plus a sidewalk on the south side and a shared-use path on the north side.
Route 666 carries approximately 5,600 vehicles per day through the intersection.
The project, which has a total estimated cost of $28.63 million, including engineering, right-of-way acquisition and construction, is scheduled to begin this spring and be completed by August 2017.
More information about the Route 29-666 interchange project can be found on VDOT’s website at www.virginiadot.org/projects/culpeper/rt._29-666_interchange.asp.
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