November 3, 2017
CONTACT: Lindsay LeGrand (804) 524-6179
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RAMP, LANE CLOSURES PLANNED FOR I-95/TEMPLE AVENUE PROJECT NOVEMBER 4-10
Final work continues on the I-95/Temple Ave. interchange improvements project
Final pavement markings are installed along Temple Avenue
Project update and lane closure information:
Crews continue wrap-up work on the I-95/Temple Avenue project. Weather permitting, the ramp from I-95 south to Temple Ave. (Exit 54) will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. for sign installations. For the week of Nov. 6, alternating lanes will be closed at the roundabout intersection of I-95 and Temple Ave. during daytime and overnight hours.
Saturday, Nov. 4
I-95 south (Colonial Heights) – The ramp from I-95 south to Temple Ave. (Exit 54) will be closed from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. for sign installations.
Drivers will be rerouted to the following planned detour:
• Continue southbound to Exit 53/Southpark Blvd. west to W. Roslyn Rd. north. Turn right onto Conduit Rd. north to access Temple Ave.
Monday, Nov. 6-Friday, Nov. 10
Temple Ave. (Rt. 144) east/west (Colonial Heights) – Alternating lanes will be closed between Conduit Rd. and Hamilton Ave., including within the roundabout, from 8:30 p.m.-5 a.m. for paving and pavement striping.
Temple Ave. (Rt. 144) east/west (Colonial Heights) – Alternating lanes will be closed between Conduit Rd. and Hamilton Ave., including within the roundabout, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for paving, pavement striping and electrical work.
Drivers are encouraged to continue to use extra caution in the area and remember the following tips:
• Follow signs and pavement markings for your safety.
• Slow down when approaching the roundabout.
• Yield to traffic already in the roundabout.
• As you enter the roundabout, keep right and drive in the counter-clockwise direction.
• Do not turn left when entering a roundabout.
• Do not stop when in the roundabout.
• Use a turn signal and exit the roundabout with caution.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is improving the interchange at the I-95 ramps and Temple Ave. in Colonial Heights. The project replaced the existing interchange with a roundabout and extended 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 to www.511virginia.org.