Feb. 18, 2014
On Feb. 21, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will conduct an overnight traffic switch on the Zion Crossroads diverging diamond interchange (DDI) project on Route 15 in Louisa County.
Starting at 9 p.m., all traffic through the work zone will be controlled by flaggers and police. Only through travel on Rt. 15 and right turns on and off Interstate 64 will be permitted. Vehicles wishing to turn left on and off the I-64 ramps will be redirected using short detours.
Officials say significant delays will occur on Rt. 15 during the traffic switch, which will be completed early Saturday morning. VDOT suggests drivers use an alternate route to avoid the area if possible. Through traffic on I-64 will not be affected.
When driving the new DDI configuration, drivers will go through a traffic signal at the interchange and follow their lane to the opposite side of the roadway.
Drivers needing to access I-64 will merge left using an on-ramp without having to stop or wait for oncoming traffic to pass. Through traffic proceeds to a second traffic signal and follows their lane back to the right side of the road.
Construction activity on the $6.88-million DDI will continue through its April 15 completion date.
In the event of inclement weather, the switch will occur overnight Feb. 22, beginning at 7 p.m.
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