Jeanene Harris 703-259-2420
Michael Murphy 703-259-1757
Aug. 7, 2015
I-66/ROUTE 15 INTERCHANGE “PARDON OUR DUST” MEETING WEDNESDAY
August 12 at Ronald W. Reagan Middle School in Haymarket
HAYMARKET—The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will host a “pardon our dust” meeting on a project to reconstruct the I-66 and Route 15 (James Madison Highway) interchange (Exit 40) in Prince William County. Meet the project team and learn more about construction schedule and traffic impacts.
The public can stop by between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12 at Ronald W. Reagan Middle School, 15801 Tanning House Place, Haymarket, VA 20169. A formal presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m.
VDOT begins work this summer to ease congestion, enhance public safety, and accommodate forecasted increases in traffic by replacing the existing diamond interchange with Virginia’s third diverging diamond interchange (DDI). A DDI handles more than twice the left turning volumes than a conventional diamond interchange. The DDI also improves safety by significantly reducing the number of locations where vehicles could collide.
Other improvements include:
• Two new bridges to carry U.S. 15 over I-66 with two crossover intersections;
• Ramp improvements (including a spur ramp to ease traffic flow from westbound I-66 to northbound U.S. 15 to westbound Heathcote Boulevard);
• Improvements on U.S. 15 from just north of the railroad tracks to just south of Heathcote Boulevard;
• Improvements to the intersections on U.S. 15 at Heathcote Boulevard and Route 55; and
• A 10-foot-wide shared-use path on the west side of U.S. 15 for pedestrians and bicyclists.
The Lane Construction Corporation along with its lead designer, Rinker Design Associates, were awarded the Design-Build contract. The project is expected to complete in Fall 2017.
For more information, visit the project website.
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