Construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Route 20 (Constitution Highway) and Route 231 (Blue Ridge Turnpike) in Orange County finished on-time and on-budget Monday, December 7, 2020.
Under a $1.8 million construction contract, Chemung Contracting Corp. of Mitchells, Virginia, replaced the two-way stop intersection with a single-lane roundabout.
The roundabout will improve safety at the Old Somerset intersection. Roundabouts are safer than stop-controlled intersection because traffic can continually and efficiently flow through the intersection and vehicle operating speeds are lower.
For more information about the project, visit the project page on VDOT’s website: https://www.virginiadot.org/projects/culpeper/20-231_roundabout.asp.