VDOT also will install new traffic signals at the busy intersection near Remington.
The Virginia Department of Transportation has started work to improve the intersection of southbound Route 28 (Catlett Road) and Routes 15/29 (James Madison Highway) north of Remington.
Afternoon commuters encounter lengthy delays at the intersection because all southbound traffic uses one lane to turn right. Vehicles enter the “slip lane” to northbound Route 15/29, proceed through the intersection onto Route 657 (Kings Hill Road) or turn left onto southbound Routes 15/29.
The new project will split those traffic movements “to improve the operation of the intersection and reduce delays for motorists,” VDOT said in a press release. The project will add a left-turn lane and extend the right-turn slip lane.
Over the next four weeks, the work take place during daytime hours, using shoulder closures.
VDOT also will upgrade the intersection’s traffic signals and install new poles and mast arms.
Moo-Thru stands at the intersections southwest corner.