Albemarle County Design-Build Projects

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Albemarle County Design-Build Projects refers to six individual road improvement projects that were combined into one contract. Curtis Consulting of West Point was awarded a $28.5 million contract by the Commonwealth Transportation Board at their meeting on July 19, 2019. [1]

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Project name Total cost Engineering Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation Construction Project Description
Interstate 64 at exit 118 Interchange Modifications $1,000,000 $265,000 $0 $735,000 This project involves eliminating the loop ramp from southbound Route 29 to eastbound I-64. A dual left-turn lane and a connection to the existing ramp from northbound Route 29 to eastbound I-64 will be constructed. This modification will eliminate two weave movements that have been identified as a factor in many crashes.
Interstate 64 at exit 124 Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) $18,400,000 $2,300,000 $1,100,000 $15,000,000 This project will build a diverging diamond interchange (DDI) on Route 250 and make other low-cost improvements for safety and congestion relief. The work also includes ramp improvements, new signals and signal upgrades, drainage improvements and utility relocations.
Fontaine Avenue Ramp Improvements $2,900,000 $600,000 $300,000 $2,000,000 This project involves adding an option lane—through/right-merge lane—at the Fontaine Avenue exit from northbound Route 29. The project will ease current weaving issues and remove conflict points.
Route 250 / 151 Roundabout $5,800,000 $950,000 $850,000 $4,000,000 The intersection of Route 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike) and Route 151 (Critzers Shop Road) in Afton, near the Nelson County line, will be reconstructed as a roundabout.
Route 20 / Route 649 Roundabout $4,000,000 $700,000 $1,000,000 $2,300,000 This project will convert the intersection of Route 20 (Stony Point Road), Route 649 (Proffit Road) and Route 1494 (Riggory Ridge Road) to a single-lane roundabout to improve safety and traffic flow.
Rio Mills Road/Berkmar Drive Connection $3,800,000 $850,000 $500,000 $2,450,000 This project will construct a quarter-mile, two-lane road to connect Rio Mills Road to the recently completed Berkmar Drive Extended. The work will include a sidewalk and shared-use path that connects to the bicycle and pedestrian facilities on Berkmar Drive Extended.


  1. Web. Albemarle County Design-Build Projects, Website, Virginia Department of Transportation, retrieved August 17, 2019.

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