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Route 229 Widening, Town of Culpeper

Improvements and roadway widening

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
February 2016

Est Completion Date
July 24, 2017

Recently Completed

$6.66 million construction contract; $14.22 million total project estimate

Lengths and Limits
0.8 mile; from Fairview Road to the Culpeper County line

Fielder's Choice Enterprises Inc. of Charlottesville



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On July 24, 2017, VDOT, in conjunction with the town of Culpeper, completed improvements to a 0.8-mile section of Route 229 (North Main Street). 

The project widened Route 229 to a four-lane undivided highway, with right- and-left turn lanes where warranted. Other improvements included replacing the traffic signal at Grandview Avenue and constructing a 10-foot shared-use path on the east side of the road and a sidewalk on the west side.

This project originated in 1997 and at that time included the intersection improvement that later became the Route 229 roundabout project, completed in July 2015. The projects were split in 2008 at the request of the town of Culpeper due to regained support of the locally administered Colonel Jameson Boulevard project, which was opened in December 2014.

To the north, the project connects to the Route 229 widening project completed in 2010, and to the south, to the Route 229 roundabout project.

Project Schedule

Public hearing: August 24, 1999
Chief Engineer's approval: December 16, 1999
Right of way acquisition and utility relocation begins: October 31, 2012
Construction advertisement: July 2015
Construction start: February 2016
Construction completion: July 24, 2017

Project Costs

Total Cost: $14,229,521

Engineering of Roadway Plans: $3,221,359 
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $2,462,523
Construction: $8,545,639

Resources and Information

Portion of Old Rixeyville Rd. for Two Months
News release, Jan. 12, 2017

Project area diagram Adobe Acrobat PDF (7.09 MB)

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