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Augusta County – Route 716 (West Augusta Road)

Rural Rustic Road Project

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
April 2011

Est Completion Date
November 30, 2011

Total Estimated Cost – $525,488

Lengths and Limits
2.4 miles long; From: Route 629 To: Route 250




Project Details

Rural Rustic Road reconstruction project on Route 716 (West Augusta Road).  The project is 2.4 miles long extending from Route 629 to Route 250.  The road surface will be graded and widened to 16 feet, drainage will be improved and the road will receive a surface treatment pavement.

All work will be completed within the existing right-of way.  

The total estimated cost for this project is $525,488, which includes $20,000 for preliminary engineering, $10,000 for right of way and $495,488 for construction.

The Rural Rustic road program provides cost efficient paving to unpaved roads, staying in the current right of way. Typically for a road to be eligible for the program it must be an unpaved road already within the state secondary system and carry no more than 1500 vehicles per day.

Benefits of Project

The Rural Rustic Road Program is a practical approach to paving Virginia's low-volume roads. It aims to keep traditional rural lane ambience, while improving the road surface within the current right-of-way.

During Construction

Motorists should be alert for work zones with possible road closures and flagging operations.

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