VDOT News - Hampton Roads
Kelly Alvord 757-956-3030
Nov. 5, 2020
IMPROVEMENTS AT CENTERVILLE ROAD AND NEWS ROAD INTERSECTION COMPLETED EARLY AND UNDER BUDGET
A traffic light, 3 new turn lanes and a marked bicycle lane among updates.
JAMES CITY COUNTY – On Thursday, Nov. 5, contractor crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) completed improvements on the intersection of Centerville Road (Route 614) and News Road (Route 613) in James City County ahead of schedule and under budget.
Improvements to this intersection are designed to reduce vehicle congestion and increase motorist and cyclist safety, allowing drivers to enter and exit the intersection with more visibility. New lane features also ensure efficient traffic flow at the intersection where there is a projected growth in vehicle volume.
- Addition of traffic signal at intersection
- Widening to create three (3) new dedicated turn lanes:
- Left turn lane southbound from Centerville Road onto News Road
- Right turn lane northbound from Centerville Road onto News Road
- Right turn lane westbound from News Road onto Centerville Road
- Addition of retaining wall on southeast corner of Centerville Road to improve sight distance for motorists entering the intersection
- Delineated bicycle lane and pavement markings along Centerville Road
- Improved curbing and drainage throughout the project area
- Comprehensive landscaping for erosion control and intersection aesthetics
VDOT contractor Henry S. Branscome, LLC started construction on the $1.9 million construction project in Jan. 2020 and finished 15 days earlier than the scheduled contract completion date and under budget.
Project Photo 2: View of intersection and traffic signal looking southbound on Centerville Road.
Project Photo 2: View of southeast corner of Centerville Road and News Road showing new traffic signal, turn lane, and retaining wall.
Full details on this project and additional photos can be found at http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/centerville_news_road.asp
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