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Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
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CULP-102625

July 1, 2016



RT. 29 SOLUTIONS LANE CLOSURES
Scheduled activities: Week of July 4-8, 2016

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The following work is scheduled, weather permitting, on the Route 29 corridor in Albemarle County and the city of Charlottesville during the upcoming week. Speed limits may be reduced and traffic movements may be restricted within highway work zones.

(NEW) or (UPDATE) indicate revisions since last week’s report.

Work on the Route 29 Solutions projects will be suspended between 6 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Tuesday. Reduced speed limits remain in effect and motorists should be aware of narrowed lane widths and closed shoulders through the project work zones.

Rio Road grade-separated intersection – Major construction on the project is underway. Through September 2, the following traffic patterns will be in effect:

On Route 29 north and south of the Rio Road intersection:

  • Between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m., there will be two lands southbound and three lanes northbound
  • Right turns onto Rio Road will be permitted at all times
  • No left turns at the intersection at any time
  • Between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., there will be at least one lane open both northbound and southbound
  • All business entrances will remain open during business hours

On Rio Road east and west of Route 29:

  • Traffic on Rio Road will not be able to cross Route 29
  • Right turns onto Route 29 will be permitted at all times
  • No left turns at the intersection at any time
  • All business entrances will remain open during business hours

Posted detour routes during the construction will be Berkmar Drive to Woodbrook Drive or Hilton Heights Drive, and Hillsdale Drive to Branchlands Boulevard.

(UPDATE) Route 29 widening – Construction continues in the median and along the roadway shoulders between Route 643 (Polo Grounds Road) and Route 1719 (Towncenter Drive). Travel lanes are narrowed and shoulders are closed within the work zone and the speed limit is reduced to 40 mph. There may be intermittent single lane closures Tuesday through Friday between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Motorists should remain alert and use caution through the work zone.

(UPDATE) Berkmar Drive Extended – Construction of bridge abutments north and south of the South Fork Rivanna River and clearing and grading along the roadway alignment continues. Tuesday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rio Mills Road may be reduced to one lane with traffic controlled by flaggers during construction activities. On Towncenter Drive in the vicinity of the roundabout, motorists should be alert for dump trucks and other equipment entering and exiting the roadway.

More information about these projects, and other Route 29 Solutions projects, can be found on the project website, www.Route29Solutions.org. Information about other Culpeper District activities that will affect traffic is also available on Twitter at @VaDOTCULP and on VDOT’s website at: www.virginiadot.org/travel/travel_alerts/culpeper/default.asp.

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