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Route 220 Safety Improvement Project Henry County

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Advertisement Late 2019

Cost
$370,300

Lengths and Limits
.52 mile

Locality
Henry

District
Salem

Contact
Jim Keene
(276) 629-2582

Project Description

The purpose of this project is to improve safety at the intersection where Route 220 connects with Route 220 Business and Route 688 in Henry County. Directional islands will be constructed in the median of Route 220 to prevent left turn movements from the intersecting roads. In addition, a left turn lane to facilitate U-turns on Route 220 at the crossover immediately south of the intersection also will be constructed.

Route 220 Henry County

The angle of the side roads and the wide median opening create longer crossing distances at Route 220’s intersection with Route 220 Business and Route 688. A three-year crash analysis (7/1/2012 – 6/30/2015) revealed 12 angle collisions at this intersection. All these crashes involved vehicles turning from the side streets or continuing straight through the intersection.  Eliminating left turns, the primary turning movement where crashes have occurred at this intersection, is intended to improve safety.

Approximately 12,000 vehicles use this intersection each day.

Project Developments

A design public hearing was held Thursday, December 14, 2017.

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