Route 767 (School Bus Road), Louisa CountyRelocation of School Bus Road to align with Chalklevel Road
VDOT held a public hearing on February 8, 2018 at the Louisa County Library.
Seven comments were received during the comment period. All comments were in favor of the project.
The project team has received design approval with one modification from what was presented at the public hearing:
- Access to Old Route 767 will now be via the relocated portion of Route 767 instead of via Route 22/208. VDOT made the change after talking with nearby residents.
Construction is anticipated to begin in late 2020.
Project Overview Video
Design work is under way on a $7.5 million SMART SCALE project to relocate Route 767 (School Bus Road) to align with Route 625 (Chalk Level Road) across Route 22/208, and make associated improvements at the intersection, including turn lanes.
Currently, there are two adjacent stop controlled T-intersections with no turn lanes on Route 22/208. Between July 2011 and June 2016, there were 28 total crashes with 19 persons injured on Route 22/208 in the area of the two intersections (Route 767 and Route 625). Of the 28 total crashes, 15 were classified as rear-end collisions.
The new four-way intersection will allow for left and right turn lanes to be added on Route 22/208 to improve safety by reducing the trend of rear-end crashes. Paved shoulders will also be constructed on Route 22/208 as a safety improvement for bicyclists. Davis Highway will be shifted slightly south to avoid impacts to the railroad and to allow enough space for a tractor-trailer on Route 625 to safely wait for a passing train without impacting traffic on Route 22/208.
Construction, which is expected to begin in late 2020, will take about one year and require periodic lane closures. The public will be notified about traffic impacts and changes through media reports, social media posts and 511.
Public Hearing Materials (Feb. 8, 2018):
Route 22 / 208 Intersection Improvements Public Hearing Feb. 8
News release, Jan. 18, 2018