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Augusta County - Route 608 (Tinkling Springs Road)

Intersection Improvements at Route 635 (Ramsey Road / Augusta Farms Road)

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Early 2015

Est Completion Date
December 2015

Cost
Contract value is $995,640

Lengths and Limits
Length is 0.2 mile, from 0.1 mile southwest of Route 635 to 0.01 mile northeast of Route 635

Contractor
A.R. Coffey and Sons Inc., Buchanan, Va.

Locality
Augusta

District
Staunton

Contact
Wayne Nolde, P.E.
(540) 332-9047

Project Details

The project is located at the intersection of Route 608 (Tinkling Springs Road) and Route 635 (Ramsey Road / Augusta Farms Road). Route 608 is a two-lane roadway that serves as a connector between Route 340 to the south and Interstate 64 to the north, while Route 635 connects residential developments in Stuarts Draft to the east and residential/agricultural development to the west.

Route 608’s usage has grown significantly due to development of residential and commercial properties and is the primary southern access route to the Augusta Health complex just north of I-64. The project is in support of a FY 2010/11 Highway Safety Project (HSP) Application.

The existing roadway consists of two 10-foot travel lanes with minimal shoulders and no accommodations for bicycle and pedestrian use. The project will improve the intersection by installing a new traffic signal, constructing a dedicated left-turn lane for northbound and southbound traffic on Route 608, and widening the roadway and shoulders through the project limits.

The Average Daily Traffic (ADT) on Route 608 is 6,400 vehicles per day. This number is anticipated to increase to 13,400 vehicles per day by the year 2034.

Improvements are also taking place at the nearby intersection of Route 608 and Route 648. Details on that project can be found at this link:Route 608/648 Project Page

Project Benchmarks

Preliminary engineering - early 2011
Right of way – early 2014
Construction – early 2015

Benefits of Project

The addition of left-turn lanes will provide a higher level of safety by reducing the likelihood of accidents between through traffic and turning vehicles. A traffic signal will also improve driver safety.

During Construction

During construction, two lanes of traffic will be maintained on Route 608.

Project Numbers

State Project: 0608-007-S37, P101, R201, M501

Federal: HSIP-007-(8)144

UPC: 97029

 

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