Augusta County -- Route 612 and Route 792 Intersection Improvements
Project at a Glance
Contract Awarded June 29, 2016
Est Completion Date
Contract Value $974,601.96
Lengths and Limits
Length is 0.20 miles. From: 0.1 mile west of Route 792 to 0.1 mile east of Route 792
Haley, Chisholm & Morris Inc., Earlysville, Va.
Wayne Nolde, P.E.
The purpose of this project is to increase safety at the intersection of Route 612 and Route 792 by providing better sight distances and improving the alignment of the intersection.
A left turn lane will be added on Route 612, and the “Y” configuration on the Route 792 south approach will be removed. The entrance to the nearby AccuTec Blades property (Razor Blade Lane) will also be relocated to provide better sight distances and a safer alignment of the intersection.
Based on traffic counts from September 2012, Route 612 west of Route 792 currently has 6,737 vehicles per day and 4,874 vehicles per day east of Route 792. By the year 2026, the traffic counts are anticipated to be 8,017 vehicles per day west of the intersection and 5,800 vehicles per day east of the intersection.
The total estimated cost for the project is $ 1,960,403, including $247,234 for preliminary engineering, $371,037 for right of way and $1,342,132 for construction.
Design Plan Approval - Late 2013
Right of Way Activities - Spring 2015
Construction - Spring 2016
Media and Public Events
Design Public Hearing
Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Augusta County Government Center
18 Government Center Lane
Verona, VA 24482
Benefits of Project
The proposed changes should enhance safety at the intersection of Route 612 and Route 792 by increasing sight distances and improving the alignment of the intersection.
Several properties will be impacted and will require right of way acquisition. No dwellings, businesses, schools, or industry will be displaced. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained on Route 612 through most of the project, with occasional flagging operations.
Lane closures with flagger traffic control are possible Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. During other times, motorists should be alert for shoulder closures and construction vehicles moving in and out of the work zone. Estimated completion May 2017.
Traffic alerts can be found on the VDOT website under Travel Center, Travel advisories and lane closures. Click on the area of the state you are interested in, and view current travel advisories and lane closures. Click here to go to the Staunton District Travel Center page: Staunton District
Real-time traffic information is available on the VDOT 511Virginia.org website and also by calling 511 on your landline or wireless phone. Click here to go to 511: Virginia 511 Web
The VDOT Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton.
State: 0612-007-773,P101, R201, M501