RELEASE:
Immediate

April 5, 2017

CONTACT: Lindsay LeGrand (804) 524-6179
Media inquiries (804) 586-4455
Richmondinfo@VDOT.Virginia.Gov


REMINDER: UPCOMING TRAFFIC SHIFT FOR I-95 TEMPLE AVE. INTERCHANGE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT

Westbound traffic is set to shift to new pavement by Saturday, April 8. Traffic will shift to the left (heading westbound) in the median of the existing travel lanes (shown above).

UPDATE: Traffic shift to be in place by Saturday, April 8, weather permitting
Due to forecasted inclement weather, the previously planned traffic shift will take place on westbound Temple Avenue overnight Friday, April 7. By Saturday, April 8, westbound traffic on Temple Avenue will be shifted to the left of the current travel lanes. Crews will be placing concrete barriers and applying new pavement markings over the next few days. Dry conditions are necessary for proper pavement marking application. Any additional inclement weather could delay the traffic shift to Sunday.

Wednesday, April 5
Temple Ave./Route 144 east/west – Alternating lanes will be closed 8 p.m. Wednesday-6 a.m. Thursday from Hamilton Avenue to the I-95 ramps in preparation for the upcoming traffic shift.

Thursday, April 6
Temple Ave./Route 144 east/west – Alternating lanes will be closed 8 p.m. Thursday-6 a.m. Friday from Hamilton Avenue to the I-95 ramps in preparation for the upcoming traffic shift.

Friday, April 7
Temple Ave./Route 144 east – The eastbound left lane will be closed from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. from the I-95 ramps to Hamilton Avenue to place concrete barriers.

Temple Ave./Route 144 east/west – Alternating lanes will be closed 8 p.m. Friday-6 a.m. Saturday from Hamilton Avenue to the I-95 ramps in preparation for the upcoming traffic shift.

Saturday, April 8
Weather permitting, traffic heading west on Temple Ave./Route 144 will use the new travel lanes. Eastbound traffic will remain unaffected.
Drivers are encouraged to use caution and follow the signs and pavement markings through the new travel pattern.

Project Schedule
For more information about the I-95 Temple Ave. interchange improvements project, visit www.95templeimprovements.org or call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).

Project information
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is improving the interchange at the I-95 ramps and Temple Ave. in Colonial Heights. The project will replace the existing interchange with a roundabout and extend the interstate ramps to improve safety and smooth traffic flow.

Note: The road work listed above is current as of the date posted in this traffic alert. This schedule is subject to change. For the most current traffic and road work information, call 511 or go to www.511virginia.org.
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