US 29 & Rio Road Grade Separated Intersection: Construction of a grade separated intersection that will carry US Route 29 through-traffic beneath Rio Road.
US Route 29 is an Urban Other Principal Arterial and is part of the National Highway System located within a significant corridor.
This is one of the major intersections that will accommodate traffic to and from Berkmar Drive, Hillsdale Drive, and the John Warner Parkway and includes utility relocations.
US 29 Widening: Widening/improving US Route 29 for 1.8 miles to complete a six-lane roadway section.
Upgrading US 29’s configuration to meet current geometric standards, including stopping sight distance.
Berkmar Drive Extension: Extending a 2.5 mile urban connector road to US Route 29, including a 716-ft. long bridge spanning the South Fork of the Rivanna River.
The complex bridge design required a single span over the river due to environmental and permitting challenges and incorporates drilled shafts to minimize environmental impacts to the flood plain and nearby wetlands.
Replacing an intersection with a single-lane roundabout for free flow of traffic onto the new north/south route, while providing a context-sensitive and traffic-calming element.
There will be two 12-ft. travel lanes, a 5-ft. sidewalk on the west side, a 10-ft. shared-use path on the east side, and landscaping along the corridor.
Provides right-of-way for a four-lane divided roadway with a 16-ft. raised median.
The new Berkmar route passes through a greenfield area in a context-sensitive curvilinear alignment connecting to the roundabout at Town Center Drive avoiding impacts to several cultural resource sites and minimizing impacts to wetlands and stream crossings.
Joint Venture Partner
LANE/Corman Joint Venture, Joint venture with Lane Construction