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Hanover County has implemented a traffic shift to allow construction of a new portion of Atlee Station Road without a full detour of the road. Construction of this detour began on April 20th and traffic can be expected to shift over to the new detour in early May.
After construction of the new section of Atlee Road and the Atlee Road Connector is complete, traffic will be shifted through this new intersection. Construction on this new section should be complete around the end of June. Until then, current detours will remain in effect. Residents of Atlee Manor and those living directly across from the project on Atlee Station Road will continue to use existing Atlee Station Road until the connection to Warren Avenue is made.
This connection should be complete shortly after the new traffic shift.
This revised traffic and construction plan is an effort to minimize traffic congestion at the Route 301 intersection; initial plans had been to divert traffic from Atlee Station Road through Rutland to the Route 301 intersection. “We feel this is a positive benefit to the project to alleviate that traffic at Route 301,” said Randy Hardman, Deputy Director for the Hanover County Department of Public Works and Manager of the project.
The Atlee Road Extension project began in March 2017 and is scheduled to be completed in the fall of this year. Upon completion it will greatly increase the capacity to move vehicles through the area and offer improved alternatives for traveling to work, schools and shopping.
For more information, contact Randy Hardman at the Department of Public Works at 804-365-6376.
A video interview updating the construction activities for the Atlee Road Extended project can be seen here.
More information about this project, it can be read at the Atlee Road Extension project page on the Virginia Department of Transportation website
Reconstruction of the Lewistown Road Bridge over I-95 is in its final stages. The Virginia Department of Transportation has been hampered by winter weather but hopes to have the project completed this month. VDOT notes that if winter weather continues to slow work, completion of the project may need to be pushed into spring.
The new bridge is being built to current height standards and widened to accommodate two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane. Information on the project can be read here.
To invite wireless internet providers into the county, Hanover County created an incentive-based rate structure for use of its communications towers. It currently has a memorandum of understanding with one company about leasing space on its communications towers and serving county residents in rural areas in both the eastern and western sides of the County, and that work is underway.
Hanover County does not provide internet services but encourages all providers to offer these services to residents and businesses throughout the county.