On Monday, June 4, construction will begin of a roundabout at the intersection of Studley Road and Rural Point Road. This project will construct a single lane roundabout at the intersection of Studley Road (Route 606) and Rural Point Road (Route 643). Curb, gutter and drainage improvements, lighting, landscaping and additional signage to enhance the safety of the intersection also will be constructed.
The primary purpose of this roundabout will be to improve driver safety, which is impaired due to the severe skew in the alignment of the current intersection.
Lane closures will be implemented as soon as work begins Monday morning.
The Department of Public Works and Rural Point Elementary School staff are working with the contractor to ensure that construction activities create minimal inconveniences to school buses arriving at and departing from Rural Point Elementary School.
However, parents who transport their children to school are encouraged to allow for extra travel time, as they will likely see an increase in the time of their commute due to necessary lane closures for construction.
The heaviest traffic periods for Rural Point Elementary School arrival and departures are expected to be from 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. During these time periods, Hanover County school buses will be given priority, likely resulting in longer waiting times for flagged traffic.
Those traveling through this intersection at any time will likely experience an increase in travel time due to the ongoing lane closures necessary for construction. Construction is expected to take about five months and be completed in the fall.
This project is being managed by the Department of Public Works. For additional information or any questions you may have, contact Randy W. Hardman, Deputy Director of the Department of Public Works. He can be reached at 365-6181 or [email protected]