Route 600, Fluvanna County
|Intersection Improvements, Route 600 and Route 53|
Project at a Glance
July 23, 2012
Est Completion Date
April 26, 2013
$2.23 million (2011-1016 Six-Year Improvement Program estimate)
Lengths and Limits
0.27 mile; from 0.12 mile south of Route 600 to 0.15 mile north of Route 600
J.L. Kent & Sons Inc., Spotsylvania
Mauris Mackenzie, P.E.
This project will improve the existing unsignalized "T" intersection of Route 600 (South Boston Road) and Route 53 (Thomas Jefferson Parkway) to improve safety and increase the efficiency of traffic movements through this intersection.
What is Proposed?
The project will realign Route 53 and replace the current "T" intersection with a roundabout.
The approaches to the intersection on Route 53 will be shifted to the south to eliminate the current sharp curves and improve sight distances for vehicles approaching the intersection.
VDOT evaluated several options to improve safety at the intersection, including installing a signal to control traffic. The analysis showed a roundabout would be the best solution.
Route 600 currently carries approximately 4,600 vehicles per day; Route 53 carries 6,400 vehicles per day.
Design Public Hearing: April 28, 2010
Public Comment Ends: May 10, 2010
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation Begins: Spring 2011
Construction Begins: July 23, 2012
Construction Completion: April 26, 2013
The latest estimated project costs from the 2011-2016 Six-Year Improvement Program:
Total cost: $2,230,000
Design and Engineering: $500,000
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $220,000
On June 20, 2012, a construction contract for $1,023,951.68 was awarded to J.L. Kent & Sons Inc., of Spotsylvania. Construction is expected to begin within 30 to 60 days.
Project Information and News Releases
Construction to Begin on Rt. 53 Roundabout in Fluvanna, July 20, 2012
Five Highway Improvement Projects Awarded, June 29, 2012
Public hearing brochure (1.9 MB)
Location & Design project manager: Chris Byington
Area construction engineer: Mauris Mackenzie