The expansion of Ironbound Road is now expected to be complete in early February, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Before the project is done, crews must place topsoil and landscaping, complete roadway striping and install street signs.
There will be short lane closures throughout the project in order to complete the remaining work, said Jennifer Gwaltney, a VDOT spokesperson. The work will be performed as weather conditions and temperatures permit.
The project was originally estimated to be complete in December 2012. Construction began in late 2010, and includes widening and adding turn lanes to a 1.12-mile stretch of the road for a cost of $16.6 million. The original plan would have stretched Ironbound Road to four lanes from Strawberry Plains Road to Route 199, but due to a lack of transportation funding, the road will remain two lanes at DePue Drive (formerly known as the Longhill Connector Road).
The project is intended to improve safety and turning into and out of Berkeley Middle School. It has also added more turn lanes at the intersection with Monticello Avenue. An additional multi-use path on the west side of Ironbound Road connects the existing multi-use path on Monticello.
Read more about the project here.