Nov. 16 traffic switch will flow vehicles into final configuration as project nears completion
Via VDOT CULPEPER
Rockfish Gap Turnpike
Route 151 & US 250
Albemarle County, Virginia
The roundabout construction project at U.S. 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike) and Route 151 (Critzer Shop Road) is entering its final phase with traffic shifted into the roundabout on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday flaggers will control traffic through the intersection while the traffic signals at the intersection are removed and pavement striping is completed. Drivers should anticipate brief delays during traffic stoppages and congestion in the vicinity of the project. The traffic switch will be complete, and the flagging operation removed by 3 p.m., at which time traffic will use the roundabout for all movements through the intersection.
During the final phase of the project work will continue outside the travel lanes but motorists should anticipate encountering equipment and vehicles working near the travel lanes as well as brief delays during high traffic times. The speed limit through the project will remain 25 miles per hour until construction is completed in February 2023.
The roundabout at U.S. 250 and Route 151 is one of six projects in a package of improvements to Albemarle County roads in a $28.5 million design-build contract awarded to Curtis Contracting Inc. of West Point, Va. Wallace Montgomery of Vienna, Va. is providing design services for the projects.
Four projects, the reconfiguration of the I-64 Exit 118 interchange at U.S. 29, an additional lane from I-64 to the Fontaine Avenue exit from U.S. 29 north, the Rio Mills connector road between Rio Mills Road and Berkmar Drive and a roundabout at Route 20 (Stony Point Road) and Route 649 (Proffit Road) are substantially complete.
The diverging diamond interchange at U.S. 250 (Richmond Road) and Interstate 64 east of Charlottesville is also nearing completion. Traffic was switched to the diverging diamond configuration during this past weekend, Nov. 12-13.
Current traffic conditions, VDOT’s statewide network of traffic cameras and other real-time travel information is on the 511Virginia website. That information is also available on the free VDOT 511 mobile app or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia. VDOT updates are also on Facebook and the district’s Twitter account, @VaDOTCulp.