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CULP 2017-111

July 31, 2017



LEFT TURN LANE COMING TO ROUTE 17 IN OPAL
New turn lane will improve traffic flow through busy Fauquier County intersection

CULPEPER —Beginning Aug. 1, the Virginia Department of Transportation will begin working to add a left turn lane on northbound Route 17 at the intersection of Route 15/29 in the Opal area of Fauquier County.

Crews will also adjust pavement markings on Route 687 (Opal Road). Through traffic will use the right lane to cross the intersection and the left lane will become a dedicated left-turn lane.  

These intersection improvements will allow engineers to further adjust the traffic signal to reduce delays for motorists.

Drivers are advised to use caution approaching the work zone and be alert for workers in the median on Route 17.  

The work is expected to be complete by late August.

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