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In Design

Rockingham County – Route 340 and Route 253 Intersection Improvements

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Construction advertisement is 2016.

Est Completion Date
2016

Cost
Estimated cost is $2.2 million

Lengths and Limits
0.37- mile long. From: 0.17-mile south of Route 253 To: 0.20-mile north of Route 253

Locality
Rockingham

District
Staunton

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

Project Details

The purpose of the project is to improve the safety at the intersection of Route 340 (Eastside Highway) and Route 253 (Port Republic Road) in Rockingham County by adding north and southbound left-turn lanes.  

On Route 340 the project will provide two 12-foot thru-lanes with a 12-foot left-turn lane onto Route 253.  The road will also have 10-foot shoulders and roadside ditches.  Paved shoulders will be constructed to accommodate future bicycle and/or pedestrian needs.

Widening will take place on the eastern side of Route 340.  Widening to one side of the road will allow minimal traffic impacts during construction.  

The current average daily traffic is 2,870 vehicles per day and this is anticipated to increase to 3,680 vehicles per day by the design year of 2037.

The estimate for the project is $2,200,000 with $250,000 for preliminary engineering, $1,050,000 for right-of-way and utilities, and $900,000 for construction utilizing Highway Safety Improvement Program funds.  Construction is scheduled for 2016.

What’s Next

Design Plan Approval - spring 2013
Right of Way Activities - 2014
Advertisement for Construction - 2016

Media and Public Events

Design Public Hearing
March 26, 2013, 4-6 p.m.
South River Elementary School
2101 Elm Avenue
Grottoes, VA 24441
Inclement weather date is March 28, 2013 at the same time and location.

Benefits of Project

This project will improve the safety at the intersection of Route 340 (Eastside Highway) and Route 253 (Port Republic Road) in Rockingham County by adding north and southbound left-turn lanes. 

During Construction

No detours will be required for the project. Existing access to all property in the area will be maintained during construction, and new entrances will be reconstructed. Motorists should be alert to flagging operations.

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  0340-082-S42,P101, R201, C501
Federal  STP-340-8(018)
UPC  93349

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