Churchville Avenue detour to begin next week
As part of construction on the Churchville Avenue in Staunton, Churchville Avenue will be closed to eastbound traffic from North Augusta Street (Route 11) to Albemarle Avenue. The eastbound lane will be closed 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. The westbound lane will be open to traffic during construction.
The lane closures will allow for public-utility installation, brick-sidewalk installation, grading and paving operations, storm drainage construction and traffic-signal installation.
There are four recommended detours for eastbound Churchville Avenue traffic heading into the Staunton business district from the Route 262/Route 250 interchange area to North Augusta Street.
– Take Route 250 and turn right onto Grubert Avenue and then turning left onto West Beverly Street, which intersects with North Augusta Street.
– Take Route 250 and turn right onto Thornrose Avenue and then turning left on to West Beverly Street, which intersects with North Augusta Street.
– Take Churchville Avenue and turn left onto Springhill Road to Route 262. Turn right onto Route 262 north to the Route 11 intersection. Turn right onto Route 11 and take Route 11 bypass (Commerce Road) into Staunton.
– At the Route 262/Route 250 interchange – take Route 262 north to the Route 11 intersection. Turn right onto Route 11 and take Route 11 bypass (Commerce Road) into Staunton.
All work and scheduling is weather permitting. Detour signs will be posted in the Staunton area.
The Churchville Avenue construction contract value is $2,688,556.46 and was awarded to Fielder’s Choice Enterprises Inc. of Charlottesville with a fixed completion date of June 4, 2011. The construction contract was approved by VDOT Commissioner David Ekern on Aug. 21, 2009.
The Churchville Avenue project extends from Albemarle Avenue to North Augusta Street and will replace the existing Churchville Avenue with a wider roadway. It will include turn lanes in both directions, upgraded pedestrian lighting, plus a walking and bike path.