JAMES CITY COUNTY – The Virginia Department of Transportation’s Skiffes Creek Connector Project marked a significant milestone in the project delivery today with the opening of the new roadway connecting Route 143 (Merrimac Trail) and Route 60 (Pocahontas Trail) in the vicinity of the Walmart Distribution Center in James City County. Extending the existing Green Mount Parkway, the new segment includes 1-mile of two-lane roadway, two new bridges, expanded turn lanes and new traffic signals at both intersections.
In addition to providing another route option between Route 143 and Route 60, the new roadway is anticipated to provide congestion relief, improve safety and emergency evacuation, and streamline the movement of goods along the two primary routes. This project will also help reduce and redirect industrial truck traffic away from James River Elementary School, reduce traffic in the Lee Hall community in Newport News, and provide additional access to Fort Eustis. These critical improvements aid the regional transportation system, providing improved access to Virginia's ports and enhanced accessibility to existing corporations.
Additional project work continues, including improvements to the existing bus stop and multi-use path along Route 60, final landscaping and groundwork, and completion of stormwater retention ponds. Full completion of the project is expected in late 2022.
The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) awarded the design-build contract for the Skiffes Creek Connector Project to Shirley Contracting Company, LLC of Lorton, VA in January 2020.
To learn more about the Skiffes Creek Connector Project, visit http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/skiffes_creek.asp or sign up for email alerts related to the project at https://lp.constantcontact.com/su/FAnvlCL
Photo 1: View looking southbound on the newly constructed Green Mount Parkway segment approaching the bridge over Route 143 and CSX rail.
Photo 2: View northbound on the newly constructed Green Mount Parkway segment approaching the bridge over Skiffes Creek.
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