Under Construction: City of Covington - Durant Road Improvements
Cost and schedule ►
Traffic alerts ►
Flagger traffic control for utility work between Totten Drive (Frontage Road 203) and South Byrd Avenue. Weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., July 2018 through December 2018.
Durant Road is scheduled to close betwen Willis Avenue and Thacker Avenue for no more than 90 days beginning in March 2019. A detour route will be posted.
Traffic alerts can also be found on the VDOT website under Travel Center, 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.
Public outreach ►
"Pardon Our Dust" Citizen Information Meeting
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Design Public Hearing
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
This project includes roadway, sidewalk and public-utility improvements along a 0.4-mile stretch of Durant Road between Byrd Avenue and Thacker Avenue.
A new sidewalk will improve pedestrian access between the Rayon Terrace neighborhood and shopping areas on Thacker Avenue. The project will also cut back the rock slope along Durant Road and install a safety fence next to the new sidewalk. Other improvements include guardrail replacement, construction of a closed stormwater drainage system, and new water and sanitary sewer lines.
Durant Road has an average traffic count of 4,822 vehicles a day. The projected traffic volume in the year 2029 is 5,075 vehicles a day.
During the design phase of this project, the estimated cost was $2.5 million which includes $570,000 for preliminary engineering, $330,000 for right of way acquisition and $1.6 million for construction.
The addition of curb and gutter with sidewalk and a pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Thacker Avenue will provide safer pedestrian access between the community of Rayon Terrace and the shopping center along Thacker Ave. The rock bluff along Durant Road will also be cut back and a safety fence will be installed; both are designed to help eliminate future rock fall hazards. These improvements will help improve safety for pedestrians and for vehicular traffic.