Project update and traffic shift information:

With the latest Temple Ave. traffic shift in place, drivers are using the outermost lanes while crews construct the roundabout concrete center and splitter islands, which will help guide traffic through the new intersection. Crews continue grading, curb and drainage work, paving, guardrail installation and electrical work along Temple Ave. and the I-95 ramps. Once the new islands are constructed, weather permitting, the new roundabout configuration will be in place in early October. Below is an approximate schedule of what drivers can expect for the week of Sept. 25.

Monday, Sept. 25

Temple Ave. (Rt. 144) east/west (Colonial Heights) – Alternating lanes will be closed between Conduit Rd. and Hamilton Ave. from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for electrical and roundabout work.

I-95/Temple Ave. south exit ramp (Colonial Heights) – The exit ramp from I-95 south to Temple Ave. (Exit 54) will be closed from 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 through 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 for a pipe installation. Follow the local posted detour.

Tuesday, Sept. 26
Temple Ave. (Rt. 144) east/west (Colonial Heights) – Alternating lanes will be closed between Conduit Rd. and Hamilton Ave. from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for electrical and roundabout work.

I-95/Temple Ave. north/south exit ramps (Colonial Heights) – The ramps at I-95 north/south and Temple Ave. (Exit 54) will be closed from 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 through 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 for a storm pipe and drainage structure installation. Follow the local posted detour.

Wednesday, Sept. 27
Temple Ave. (Rt. 144) east/west (Colonial Heights) – Alternating lanes will be closed between Conduit Rd. and Hamilton Ave. from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for electrical and roundabout work.

Ridge Rd. (Colonial Heights) – The right shoulder will be closed on Ridge Rd. from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for a fire hydrant installation.

Thursday, Sept. 28
Temple Ave. (Rt. 144) east/west (Colonial Heights) – Alternating lanes will be closed between Conduit Rd. and Hamilton Ave. from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for electrical and roundabout work.

Friday, Sept. 29
Temple Ave. (Rt. 144) east/west (Colonial Heights) – Alternating lanes will be closed between Conduit Rd. and Hamilton Ave. from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for electrical and roundabout work.

Friday, Sept. 29-Monday, Oct. 2
I-95/Temple Ave. north/south interchange ramps (Colonial Heights) – The ramps at I-95 and Temple Ave. (Exit 54) will be closed continuously from 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 through 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2 to connect the new ramps. When the ramps reopen, the new roundabout configuration will be in place on Monday, Oct. 2, weather permitting. Temple Ave. will remain open during this time.

Project Outreach
VDOT is visiting area community groups interested in learning more about the project. Project and communications team members are making presentations and demonstrating the new roundabout configuration using a walkable floor display. Interested in a presentation or demonstration? Call Lindsay LeGrand at (804) 524-6179 or email Lindsay.LeGrand@VDOT.Virginia.gov.

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. 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).

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 towww.511virginia.org.

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