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Route 29 traffic shift at Hollymead set for Sunday night

route 29The shift of southbound traffic on Route 29 near Hollymead Town Center has been postponed until Sunday night.

Beginning at 9 p.m. southbound traffic between Route 1719 (Towncenter Drive) and the entrance to Kohl’s department store will be shifted onto the outside lanes.

This will allow work to continue in the median area to prepare for northbound traffic to move onto the new pavement. That switch will happen later this month.

Motorists traveling south on Route 29 late Sunday evening and early Monday morning should anticipate brief delays due to the traffic shift. The switch will be complete by 6 a.m. and drivers using Route 29 on Monday morning should be alert for signs and other traffic controls north of Towncenter Drive directing them onto the new pavement. The speed limit through the work zone is 40 mph at all times.

The Route 29 widening project is one of eight Route 29 Solutions highway projects to improve safety and increase mobility along the Route 29 corridor in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Information about upcoming lane closures and other traffic impacts, as well as news about the projects, is posted on the Route 29 Solutions web site on the News and Traffic Alerts page.