Bailey Bridge Rd. improvements in Chesterfield
|Road widening, sidewalks and other improvements|
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
(includes preliminary engineering, right of way and construction)
80% federal funds
20% state funds
June 18 (Tues.)
Drivers are encouraged to use caution navigating the area with new signals; signals will be flashing begin flashing at 12 p.m.
June 20 (Thurs.)
Traffic signals will begin full-color operations between 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Drivers will follow the new traffic signals at that time.
Through June 2013
Expect delays between Clear Ridge Dr. and Cameron Bay Dr. as flaggers alternate one-way traffic through Bailey Bridge Rd. for paving, signal work, bridgework over Swift Creek, and incidental concrete work.
Reminder to drivers: The posted speed limit has been reduced in the area from 45 to 35 mph for the duration of the project.
What's Being Done
The project begins at Manchester High School (Cameron Bay Dr.) and ends at the Clear Ridge Dr. intersection. Improvements include:
- Widening the existing lanes by four feet on each side for bike access.
- Left and right turn lanes at intersections and school entrances to ease congestion in the thru lanes.
- A sidewalk between Manchester High School and Crenshaw Elementary School for pedestrian access.
- Replacement of the existing bridge over Swift Creek with a new bridge.
- Adjustments to the road to improve sight distance.
Bailey Bridge Road (Rt. 654) in Chesterfield County is currently a two-lane road that accommodates 15,000 vehicles per day (based on a 2006 traffic study). Congestion typically occurs during peak travel periods. Traffic volume on Bailey Bridge Road is projected to increase to approximately 33,500 vehicles per day by 2032.