Route 784 (Western Outer Loop), Culpeper County
|Construction of new connector road|
Project at a Glance
$16.2 million estimate
Lengths and Limits
1.95 miles; from Route 522 (Sperryville Pike) to Route 729 (Eggbornsville Road)
The purpose of this project is to construct Route 784, a two-lane divided connector road on new alignments in western Culpeper County, between Route 522 (Sperryville Pike) and Route 729 (Eggbornsville Road).
Route 784, known as the Culpeper Western Outer Loop, presents an option to motorists traveling east into Culpeper on Route 522 that bypasses the Main Street corridor and associated traffic. It will also be used by travelers on Routes 229, 729 and 15/29 Business, who can take Route 694 (Ira Hoffman Lane) and the Western Outer Loop to their westerly destination.
A location hearing for this project was held in September 2008, and the current location was approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Board in May 2009. Construction of Route 784 has been in the Culpeper County Comprehensive Plan since 2005.
What is Proposed?
The new two-lane roadway will feature paved shoulders, bike paths, roadside drainage, three box culverts and stormwater management basins. In addition, minor improvements will be made to Routes 522 and 729 at their intersections with the new road.
The project was advertised in July 2015, with bids solicited for two options: building the two-lane road on four lanes of right of way (base bid), as well as providing for the additional grading and drainage structures for an eventual four-lane roadway (base bid plus alternative). The county hopes to pursue the latter option to facilitate future expansion of the road, as funding allows.
Total Cost: $16,232,797
Design and Engineering: $1,975,000
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $3,006,086
These costs are preliminary planning estimates and subject to change as the project develops. Cost estimates will be updated as the project progresses.
This project will be financed using revenue-sharing funds.
Design Public Hearing: August 16, 2011, 5-7 p.m.
Public Comment Ends: August 26, 2011
Right of Way Acquisition Begins: Fall 2013
Construction Advertisement: July 2015
Project schedule is subject to change based on availability of construction funding.