The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and its design-builder, Allan Myers, Inc., have completed construction on the I-95/Temple Avenue Interchange Improvements project as of Friday, November 10, on schedule and within the $20 million budget.
The project, which included replacing a signalized intersection with a roundabout and lengthening the interstate interchange ramps, was built following a thorough analysis and study process. With mounting angle crash rates and extensive backups during peak travel times, the unique roundabout design was chosen as a targeted solution to alleviate safety and traffic flow concerns. The multilane roundabout features three bypass lanes at each approach that will allow traffic in those lanes to travel through the area without entering the roundabout intersection. The project also features new lengthened ramps which will remove the merge point from the ramps at I-95 north and south, allow for vehicles to easily transition from interstate speeds to city limit speeds, improve overall visibility and better accommodate increasing vehicle capacity.
In addition to safety and traffic flow benefits, the new construction offers reduced air pollution, decreased fuel consumption and lowered overall maintenance costs long-term. The center island will also offer opportunities for beautification efforts as a gateway into the City of Colonial Heights.
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