I thought yesterday was going to be a lot worse that it was. It worked out well.
— Sheriff’s Cpl. Rob Moline
“Cut the Hills” Project
• Purpose: To remove two hills along northbound Route 29 to enhance visibility approaching the Vint Hill Road intersection near New Baltimore.
• Construction schedule: July 8 to Aug. 2, northbound lanes of Route 29 will be shut from just north of the entrance to Battlefield Baptist Church to just south of the Vint Hill Road intersection, a distance of about a half mile.
• Detour plan: During the closure, northbound traffic will be directed to Route 17 from Warrenton to Interstate 66 at Marshall, then to I-66 east to Gainesville. The plan bars trucks with more than three axles from using four secondary roads near the construction area. The closure doesn’t affect southbound traffic and allows drivers to turn onto and from Route 215 during the closure. Access to private entrances, including the Battlefield Baptist Church, will be maintained during the closure.
• Cost: $3.5 million
• Contractor: Culpeper office of Chemung Contracting Corp.