U.S. 29-VINT HILL RD. CROSSOVER WILL CLOSE APRIL 16
Traffic should follow detours during construction of additional left-turn lane at intersection
CULPEPER — Beginning April 16 traffic on U.S. 29 south in New Baltimore will no longer be able to turn left onto Route 215 (Vint Hill Road). The crossover will be closed while construction is under way to build a second left-turn lane and widen the receiving lanes on Route 215. Message boards advising of the upcoming closure will be installed on Friday, April 7.
During the closure that left-turn traffic will be detoured south to Route 600 (Broad Run Church Road) where they may continue east on Route 600 to their destination. That traffic may also make a left turn at the unsignalized intersection of Route 676 (Riley Road).
Left turns from Vint Hill Road onto U.S. 29 south will also be prohibited during construction. Those vehicles should turn right onto U.S. 29 north and make a U-turn at the Buckland Mills Road crossover.
Northbound traffic on U.S. 29 will not be able to turn right onto Vint Hill Road. Those vehicles should turn right on Route 600 or Route 676 and follow detour signs to reach destinations east of U.S. 29.
Truck traffic on Vint Hill Road with destinations on U.S. 29 south should follow truck detour signs on Route 600 (Broad Run Church Road) to U.S. 29.
Traffic will be detoured through most of the construction, until new traffic signals are installed in late September. The intersection improvements are being constructed by Chemung Contracting Corp., of Mitchells, Va., under a $1,541,659.55 contract. The project’s fixed completion date is Oct. 10, 2023. More information is on the project web page.
Current traffic conditions, VDOT’s statewide network of traffic cameras and other real-time travel information is on the 511Virginia website. That information is also available on the free VDOT 511 mobile app or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.
Culpeper District updates are on the district’s Facebook page and the district’s Twitter account, @VaDOTCulp. For questions or to report hazardous road conditions, the public should contact VDOT’s 24-hour Customer Service Center by visiting my.vdot.virginia.gov or calling 800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623).
A Brief Look at Vint Hill’s History:
- 1942: US Army’s Signal Intelligence Service established Vint Hill Farms Station.
- 1973: The base’s focus shifted to research and development.
- 1993: Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommended that Vint Hill be closed as part of Department of Defense’s broad, post-Cold War streamlining effort.
- 1998: Vint Hill Economic Development Authority was formed through state legislation to redevelop the property to create new jobs, tax revenue, and a sense of place in eastern Fauquier County.
- 1999: Following mission to renovate the former Vint Hill Army base into an exceptional mixed-use community of enduring quality, VHEDA and Fauquier County rezoned the property for a planned commercial/ industrial district and planned residential development.
- 2014: The majority of the property was purchased by Vint Hill Village, LLC, which adopted a vision to finish what VHEDA set out to do.
- 2017: EFO Capital Management takes majority ownership of Vint Hill Village, LLC, and as the property’s sole manager, continues the mission to develop Vint Hill as a work-live-play community.