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Route 199 and Route 5 Intersection Improvement Project Begins


CONTACT:     Lauren Hansen (757) 925-1660                                   July 27, 2010
After-Hours Emergency Number (757) 925-2584

JAMES CITY COUNTY – Starting the first week of August, 2010, contractor crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will begin making improvements on the intersection of Route 199 and Route 5. Motorists should expect daytime lane closures and traffic shifts, Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Overnight lane closures may also occur Sundays through Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Project completion is slated for October, 2010.


Project Improvements Include:


  • A new dedicated right turn lane from Route 199 East onto Route 5 West. This lane will have an extended deceleration lane on Route 199 approaching the intersection from Monticello Road.
  • A turn lane from the Strawberry Plains Connector Road, providing a dedicated free flow movement of traffic onto Route 199 West.
  • A third lane will be constructed for future road expansion, allowing two left turn lanes from the Strawberry Plains Connector Road onto Route 199 East.


George Nice and Sons was awarded this American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) project for $654,000.


Currently, during morning and evening rush hours, motorist’s experience long traffic delays at this intersection, on both Route 199 and Route 5. Recent available ARRA funding has enabled this publicly supported project to move forward. Additional striping improvements and traffic signal upgrades will be made at the intersection as funding becomes available.


Motorists are advised to drive carefully while traveling through the work zone, observe the posted speed limits and to avoid distractions.

For up-to-date traffic and travel information, visit, call 511 or the Traffic Information Line at (757) 361-3016 or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 610 a.m.



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