Sunday, June 16, 2024

Penniman Road Roadway Improvement Project Begins


YORK COUNTY — Contractor crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) were scheduled to begin construction on a roadway improvements project on Penniman Road (Route 641) in York County starting the week of Feb. 26.

According to VDOT, this project is designed to improve safety by widening the lane widths on Penniman Road, adding bicycle accommodations, and realigning the intersection with Government Road.

As part of the roadway widening portion of the project, crews will widen the two nine-foot lanes on Penniman Road to 11-foot lanes between Fillmore Road and Alexander Lee Parkway which will include bicycle lanes and curb and gutter, VDOT said.

The project is designed to improve the safety of traffic movements at Penniman Road and Government Road by reconfiguring the current “Y” intersection that is shared with William Carter Road, to an additional separate “T” intersection nearby, VDOT added. Additional construction activities include the construction of temporary and permanent stormwater management basins, installation of storm drains and other utility work.

Motorists may encounter single-lane closures and periods of full closures of portions of the roadway as needed. VDOT said the public will be advised of scheduled full closures or significant traffic shifts that may occur during the project.

The $3.8 million construction contract was awarded to Henry S. Branscome, Inc. in December, and construction is estimated to be complete as early as summer 2025, VDOT said. All work is weather- and schedule-dependent; therefore, this schedule is subject to change.

For more information on the project, visit the VDOT website.

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