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Augusta County - Route 608 (Tinkling Springs Road) Turn Lane at Route 648 (Christians Creek Road)

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Summer 2014

Est Completion Date
2015

Cost
$2,100,000

Lengths and Limits
Length: 0.383-mile From: 0.200-mile south of Route 648 To: 0.180-mile north of Route 648

Locality
Augusta

District
Staunton

Contact
Chris Colson, P.E.
540-332-7746

Project Details

The project is located at the intersection of Route 608 (Tinkling Springs Road) and Route 648 (Christians Creek Road) in Augusta County, 2.38-miles from the Interstate 64. Route 608 is a two lane roadway that serves as a connector between Route 340 to the south and Interstate 64 to the north. Route 648 serves the only landfill in Augusta County. This intersection draws significant landfill-bound traffic from the eastern portion of the county. In 2009, the Average Daily Traffic (ADT) on Route 608 was 6600 vehicles per day. This number is anticipated to increase to 10,600 vehicles per day by the year 2035.

The existing roadway consists of two travel lanes with minimal shoulders. Bicycle and pedestrian accommodations do not exist along this portion of Route 608. The project will improve the intersection by adding a southbound right turn lane and a northbound left turn lane along with widening the roadway shoulders through the project limits.

Preliminary engineering on this project began in early 2010. Right of way activities are scheduled to begin in spring 2013. Construction is scheduled for summer 2014.

The total estimated cost for this project is $2,100,000 including $250,000 for preliminary engineering, $300,000 for right of way and $1,550,000 for construction.

What's Next

Preliminary engineering - early 2010
Right of way – spring 2013
Construction – summer 2014

Benefits of Project

Constructing new turn lanes will remove turning vehicles from the through travel lanes providing enhanced safety. Widening shoulders will improve the visibility at the intersection.

During Construction

Two lanes of traffic will be open during construction.

Traffic Alerts

Traffic alerts can also 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.

Project Numbers

State Project:  0608-007-S13, P101, R201, M501

Federal Project:  STP-608-8(002)

UPC:  93347

 

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