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Augusta County - Route 610 Improvements

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Construction Contract Awarded July 11, 2017

Est Completion Date
Fall 2018

Contract Value $2,438,619.57

Lengths and Limits
0.5 miles - from 0.1 mile south of Route 608 to 0.6 mile south of Route 608

A.R. Coffey & Sons Inc., Buchanan, Va.



Stephan Ball, P.E.

Project Details

The purpose of this project is to improve the Route 610 (Howardsville Turnpike) corridor from 1/8 mile east of Route 608 to just east of Campbell Lane.

This 0.5-mile long project will widen the road from 22 feet to 28 feet with curb and gutter throughout. It will also improve the roadway alignment and profile to provide better visibility, and realign the intersection of Route 610 and Route 912 (Hodge Street). The project will relocate existing utilities.

Existing access to all properties in the area will be maintained during construction, and new entrances will be constructed.

The average traffic volume at this location was 2,600 vehicles per day in the year 2012. In 2024 traffic is projected to be 3,630 vehicles per day.

During the design phase, this project was esitmated to cost $4.8 million including $800,000 for preliminary engineering, $1 million for right of way acquisition and $3 million for construction.

*This project was selected for funding under SMART SCALE, the new prioritization process as outlined in House Bill Two.  Click here for more information on the prioritization process.

Key Dates

Design Approval - Spring 2014
Start Right of Way Acquisition - Summer 2015
Advertise for Construction - Spring 2017

Media and Public Events

"Pardon Our Dust" Citizen Information Meeting
September 26, 2017

Public Hearing
January 15, 2014

Benefits of Project

This project will improve visibility and stopping distance along the roadway, and enhance safety by re-aligning the intersection of Route 610 and Route 912.

During Construction

The project will be constructed using flagging operations during daylight hours with peak hour traffic restrictions. Traffic will be detoured around the work zone during certain times of the project, to provide two lane operations when necessary.

Traffic Alerts

On weekdays through mid-August 2018, Route 610 is closed to through traffic between Route 912 (Hodge Street) and Route 660 (Lake Road) for roadway and utility work. Route 912 and Route 660 will serve as detour routes. Residents and school buses will have access to Route 610 with flagger traffic control.

Beginning the week of August 20, 2018, through traffic will be directed to follow a nine-mile detour to allow construction on the final phases of the project. Residents, school buses and emergency vehicles will be allowed to access homes within the work zone. A map of the detour route is on the upper right portion of this web page.


Traffic alerts can also be found on the VDOT website under Travel CenterTravel 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 website and also by calling 511 on your landline or wireless phone.  Click here to go to 511:  Virginia 511 Web

Project Numbers

State   0610-007-451, P101, R201, M501

Federal   STP-007-8(118), STP-007-8(127)

UPC   80272

Project Location (latitude, longitude): 38.008611, -79.026389

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Page last modified: Aug. 13, 2018