Monday, October 3, 2022

Here’s something: Work on Centerville and News roads intersection done…early

View of intersection and traffic signal looking southbound on Centerville Road. (WYDaily/Courtesy of VDOT)
View of intersection and traffic signal looking southbound on Centerville Road.
(WYDaily/Courtesy of VDOT)

Crews have completed work Thursday on improvements on the intersection of Centerville Road (Route 614) and News Road (Route 613) in James City County ahead of schedule and under budget, VDOT officials said.

Improvements to the intersection are designed to reduce vehicle congestion and increase motorist and cyclist safety, allowing drivers to enter and exit the intersection with more visibility. New lane features also ensure efficient traffic flow at the intersection where there is a projected growth in vehicle volume, according to a news release from VDOT.

Improvements include:

  • Addition of traffic signal at intersection.
  • Widening to create three (3) new dedicated turn lanes:
  1. Left turn lane southbound from Centerville Road onto News Road.
  2. Right turn lane northbound from Centerville Road onto News Road.
  3. Right turn lane westbound from News Road onto Centerville Road.
  • Addition of retaining wall on southeast corner of Centerville Road to improve sight distance for motorists entering the intersection.
  • Delineated bicycle lane and pavement markings along Centerville Road.
  • Improved curbing and drainage throughout the project area.
  • Comprehensive landscaping for erosion control and intersection aesthetics.

VDOT contractor Henry S. Branscome, LLC started construction on the $1.9 million construction project in January 2020 and finished 15 days earlier than the scheduled contract completion date and under budget, officials said.

 View of southeast corner of Centerville Road and News Road showing new traffic signal, turn lane, and retaining wall. (WYDaily/Courtesy of VDOT)
View of southeast corner of Centerville Road and News Road showing new traffic signal, turn lane, and retaining wall.
(WYDaily/Courtesy of VDOT)

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John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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