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Will Merritt 540-829-7370
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CULP 2015-077

June 11, 2015



PUBLIC HEARING SET FOR RT. 522-208 INTERSECTION PROJECT
VDOT proposes turn-lane improvements at intersection in Louisa Co.

CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation invites the public to attend an upcoming hearing on the proposed intersection safety improvements at Route 522 (Zachary Taylor Highway) and Route 208 (New Bridge Road) in Louisa County.

The open house-style hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Louisa County Office Building, Public Meeting Room, 1 Woolfolk Avenue, Louisa. VDOT staff will be available during the hearing to discuss the project and answer questions.

The intersection improvements include the construction of an offset right-turn lane on Route 522 and the realignment of the right-turn lane on Route 208. Route 522 will be widened on the southeast quadrant of the intersection to accommodate the offset turn lane. The new turn lane will improve sight distance for vehicles turning from Route 208 and will help southbound Route 522 motorists determine whether oncoming traffic is turning or traveling straight through the intersection.

With this project, VDOT plans to install advance warning signs on Route 522 to inform motorists of the upcoming intersection. A “stop ahead” sign and a two-direction arrow sign will be installed on Route 208 just east of the intersection, alerting drivers to prepare to stop and look for oncoming traffic in both directions.

The project’s estimated cost is $594,670, which will be funded through the federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). Construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2017 and will take four to eight months to complete.

Approximately 3,800 vehicles use this segment of Route 522 daily, according to 2014 data. The traffic count on Route 208 is 5,400 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 July 3 to Robert Strevell, 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 http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/culpeper/522-208_intersection.asp.

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