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Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
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CULP 2016-120

Dec. 2, 2016



RT. 29 SOLUTIONS LANE CLOSURES
Scheduled activities: Week of Dec. 5-9, 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.

(UPDATE) Rio Road grade-separated intersection – The project is complete and the speed limit has been restored to 45 mph through the project limits.

Route 29 widening – Northbound traffic is on a new alignment between Route 643 (Polo Grounds Road) and Route 1719 (Towncenter Drive). Motorists should be alert for signs and other traffic controls to direct them through the work zone. This lane shift will allow reconstruction of the existing northbound lanes and multi-use path just east of the roadway.
Travel lanes are narrowed and shoulders are closed within the work zone and the speed limit is reduced to 40 mph. Expect intermittent single lane closures Monday 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 – Rio Mills Road will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday between Route 29 and Millers Cottage Lane while concrete is being poured for the bridge deck. If the pour is completed Monday, the Tuesday closure will not be necessary. On Towncenter Drive in the vicinity of the roundabout, motorists should be alert for dump trucks and other equipment entering and exiting the roadway.

Hillsdale Drive Extended – Obey traffic controls and expect minor delays on Hillsdale Drive, Hydraulic Road, India Road, Zan Road, Greenbrier Drive, Pepsi Place and Seminole Court. For project updates, visit http://hillsdaledrive.org.

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