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Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
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Will Merritt 540-829-7370
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CULP 2017-016

Jan. 12, 2017



PORTION OF OLD RIXEYVILLE RD. TO CLOSE FOR TWO MONTHS
Crews will re-work the road’s intersection with Route 229; motorists detoured

CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation will close Old Rixeyville Road between Route 229 (North Main Street) and Grandview Avenue in the town of Culpeper beginning Tuesday, Jan. 17.

The closure will allow VDOT contractor Fielder’s Choice Enterprises Inc. of Charlottesville to reconstruct the intersection of Old Rixeyville Road and Route 229 as part of the Route 229 widening project. Based on weather and progress of work, the new intersection, which will align with Grandview Avenue to the east, is expected to open in mid-March.

During the closure, southbound motorists will use Route 229 south to Colonel Jameson Boulevard to reach Old Rixeyville Road, and northbound motorists will reverse the detour. Access will be maintained to all private and commercial entrances.

VDOT asks motorists to use caution in the work zone and to expect minor congestion, especially during commuting hours and at school drop-off and pickup times.

Message boards will be in place to notify drivers of the new traffic pattern.

With this project, VDOT, in conjunction with the town of Culpeper, is improving a 0.8-mile section of Route 229 to a four-lane highway. Work is performed by Fielder’s Choice Enterprises, Inc. of Charlottesville under a $6.7 million contract and is anticipated to finish in August.

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