Construction along Rt. 199 may impact the evening commutes of motorists who drive through James City County.
The right turn lane from Brookwood Drive onto Route 199 East is closed Thursday, according to a press release from the Virginia Department of Transportation.
The closure is part of a construction project to improve the intersection. Brookwood Drive is being widened to create a new right-hand turn lane and a lane that allows motorists to either turn left or continue straight through the intersection.
The project’s aim is to reduce traffic, improve safety and increase the intersection’s vehicular capacity.
The project began March 5 and is scheduled for completion this summer.
The turn lane on Brookwood Drive will remain open most days for the next few weeks, VDOT spokesperson Shelle Casiello said.