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Under Construction

Route 607 (Matthew Mill Rd) at U.S. 29, Greene Co.

Intersection improvements

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
February 2017

Est Completion Date
September 6, 2017

Phase
Under Construction

Cost
$1.7 million construction contract; $4.26 million total estimate

Lengths and Limits
0.165 mile; from Route 29 to 0.138 mile east of Route 29

Contractor
Fielder's Choice Enterprises, Inc. of Charlottesville

Locality
Greene

District
Culpeper

Contact
Gabe Brown
(434) 422-9792

Construction Status

Update: Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect intermittent lane closures on Route 607. Stay alert for workers near the roadway.


As construction begins on the intersection improvement project, motorists should be aware that VDOT will shift traffic on Feb. 16 to allow crews to work in the existing eastbound lane. 

All westbound traffic will shift right to use the current right-turn lane and eastbound traffic will travel in what is presently the westbound through lane.

Beginning Friday, Feb. 17, early morning commuters should plan for extra travel time during this phase of construction.

Project Purpose

The primary purpose of this project is to improve safety and increase capacity at the intersection of Route 607 (Matthew Mill Road) and Route 29 (Seminole Trail) in Ruckersville.

Route 607 is a two-lane connector road serving a growing amount of local traffic, due to recent development in the area. It also provides a cut-through for commuters between Route 29 and Route 33 to the east. At its intersection with Route 29, Route 607 presently has a shared left-turn/through lane and an exclusive right-turn lane.

Route 607 currently carries 7,500 vehicles per day.

What Is Proposed?

VDOT proposes to widen Route 607 to five lanes where it meets Route 29. The widening will provide an eastbound left-turn lane into the Sheetz service center and an additional westbound left-turn lane onto Route 29 south.

Project Costs

Total cost: $4.26 million

Engineering of Roadway Plans: $920,000
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $1,199,462
Construction: $2,140,438

This project is partially funded through the SMART SCALE transportation project prioritization process.

Project Schedule

Public hearing: January 11, 2012
Right of way acquisition and utility relocation: Early 2015
Construction advertisement: September 2016
Construction completion: September 6, 2017

The project's schedule is subject to change.

Resources and Links

Traffic Shift Scheduled on Rt. 607 as Project Begins
News release, Feb. 15, 2017

Public Hearing Materials:

Aerial project graphic  Adobe Acrobat PDF  (7 MB)

Public hearing brochure Adobe Acrobat PDF (277 KB) and comment sheet Adobe Acrobat PDF (83 KB)

Release: VDOT to hold hearing on Route 607 improvements

UPC 51927

 

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