Augusta County - Route 608 (Tinkling Springs Road) Turn Lane at Route 648 (Christians Creek Road)
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
May 31, 2015
Contract value is $778,909
Lengths and Limits
Length: 0.383-mile From: 0.200-mile south of Route 648 To: 0.180-mile north of Route 648
A.R. Coffey and Sons Inc., Buchanan, Va.
Wayne Nolde, P.E.
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 started in spring 2013. Construction began in fall 2014 and was completed in May 2015.
Improvements are also taking place at the nearby intersection of Route 608 and Route 635. Details on that project can be found at this link:
Route 608/635 Project Page
Preliminary engineering - early 2010
Right of way – spring 2013
Construction – fall 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.
Two lanes of traffic will be open during most phases of construction.
Motorists should be alert for possible lane and shoulder closures on Route 608 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
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.
State Project: 0608-007-S13, P101, R201, M501
Federal Project: STP-608-8(002)