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Temporary Shifts at Corner of Route 60 and Green Mount Parkway to Start Jan. 3

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Temporary shifts and police-directed traffic control is set to begin on Route 60 as early as Monday, Jan. 3. (WYDaily Media)

JAMES CITY COUNTY — Motorists traveling in either direction on Pocahontas Trail (Route 60) can expect traffic shifts at the intersection of Green Mount Parkway in the coming week.

As early as noon on Monday, Jan. 3, that section of Route 60 will be under police-directed traffic control with narrowed and shifted travel lanes at the intersection, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

Location shown of temporary shifts and police-directed traffic control along Route 60 and Green Mount Parkway in James City County. (Courtesy of VDOT)

Between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., two-way traffic along Route 60 and turn access to and from Green Mount Parkway will be maintained during this work. The dedicated turn lanes from Route 60 onto Green Mount Parkway will close to accommodate the shifted traffic lanes. Though vehicles will be able to turn directly from the through lane under police direction.

VDOT advises all drivers to use caution and obey all traffic signs and police signals inside the construction zone.

This roadwork is a part of the Skiffes Creek Connector project which will build a two lane road between Route 60 and Merrimac Trail (Route 143).

VDOT estimates that the project will be completed as early as fall 2022. The Skiffes Creek Connector will improve accessibility between the two major roads and improve safety, emergency evacuation and the movement of goods.

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