Under Construction: Route 15/17/29 Warrenton Interchange, Fauquier County
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- Drivers are urged to use caution on Route 15/17/29 north of Opal, near Warrenton, as construction continues on the grade-separated interchange at the intersection of Business Route 15/17/29 and Route 880 (Lord Fairfax Road).
- The acceleration ramp from southbound Business Route 15/17/29, coming from Warrenton, to southbound Route 15/17/29 toward Opal is temporarily closed. All southbound Business Route 15/17/29 traffic will use the traffic signal to access Route 15/17/29 or Route 880. Drivers should plan extra travel time especially during peak travel periods. The ramp closure will remain in place until this summer.
- The contractor will maintain 11-foot travel lanes with barrier in place in both directions for the majority of the project.
The project will replace the current at-grade intersection on Route 15/17/29 at Business Route 15/17/29 with a grade-separated interchange. The interchange design will remove the existing traffic signal on Route 15/17/29, allowing free flow of through traffic. Motorists on Route 15/17/29 will use ramps to access Business Route 15/17/29 and Route 880 (Lord Fairfax Drive), which will cross Route 15/17/29 on a new overpass with roundabouts at each end. A park and ride facility will also be constructed southeast of the interchange.
Traffic will begin to use the new interchange in summer 2020.
Temporary Traffic Pattern on Southbound Business Route 15/17/29
The acceleration ramp from southbound Business Route 15/17/29, coming from Warrenton, to southbound Route 15/17/29 toward Opal is temporarily closed.
Southbound Business Route 15/17/29 traffic is using the traffic signal to access Route 15/17/29 or Route 880.
Drivers should plan extra travel time especially during peak travel periods.
The ramp closure will remain in place until this summer.
Construction Camera (Time Lapse)
Check out the Warrenton Southern Interchange camera to view past and current photos or a time-lapse video of work in progress.
The purpose of this project is to replace the existing at-grade intersection of Route 15/17/29, Route 15/17/29 Business and Route 880 (Lord Fairfax Road) with a grade-separeted interchange to improve safety and capacity. Traffic conditions at this location include a high volume of northbound left turns into the town of Warrenton, a large (12 percent) volume of truck traffic, and local traffic associated with Lord Fairfax Community College, the Fauquier County landfill and homes nearby.
Public hearing: May 9, 2017
Public comment period ends: May 19, 2017
Design-build contract award: February 2018
Complete Design / Permitting: March 2018 - Winter 2018
Pre-Construction Citizen Information Meeting: November 13, 2018
Construction start: Early 2019
Right of Way Acquisition: Winter 2018 - Summer 2019
Utility Relocations: Spring 2019 - Winter 2019
Interchange Partially Opens: Summer 2020
Meetze Road Detour: Summer 2020 - Fall 2020
Full Interchange Open: Fall 2020
Park and Ride / Construction completion: Winter 2020
Other relevant links:
Preliminary Noise Study (5.5 MB)
Final Noise Study (13 MB)
Phase: Under Construction