As I said on Twitter recently: The signs should say, “We meant to close in the summer. Sorry.” As it is, the closing will be just in time for school to start. Be patient, people!
CLOSURE OF JARMANS GAP ROAD WILL BEGIN AUGUST 22Installation of box culvert still expected to finish within original 45-60 day window
CULPEPER — Route 691 (Jarmans Gap Road) in Crozet will close August 22 for reconstruction of a box culvert in Powells Creek.
The closure, originally scheduled for August 15, affects the segment of Jarmans Gap Road between Route 1209 (Haden Lane) and Route 1201 (Blue Ridge Avenue).
The start date was changed to accommodate additional utility relocation work that must be done in advance of the box culvert installation. The road is still expected to re-open within the original window of 45-60 days.
During the closure, motorists will be detoured from Jarmans Gap Road south on Route 240 (Crozet Avenue) to Route 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike) to Old Trail Drive and back to Jarmans Gap Road. School buses will use the same route when the new school year begins on August 24.
Construction on Jarmans Gap Road began in May, and is designed to improve safety along a 0.9-mile stretch of the road extending west from its intersection with Route 240 (Crozet Avenue). Once completed, Jarmans Gap Road will have 12-foot wide travel lanes and a four-foot wide bicycle lane and curb and gutter on both sides of the roadway, as well as sidewalk on the northern side.
The project is slated for completion by Sept. 21, 2012.
More information about the project can be found on VDOT’s web site.