CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Transportation safety improvements to a highly traveled section of Route 10 (West Hundred Road) is now complete and open to drivers.
Chesterfield County Transportation recently completed the widening of a 0.4-mile stretch of Route 10 between U.S. Route 1/Route 301 (Jefferson Davis Highway) and Interstate 95 from four lanes to six lanes. The project also includes several safety improvements such as adjustments to several left- and right-turn lanes, new sidewalks, and access to businesses along this important commercial corridor.
“This section of Route 10 carries a high volume of traffic and accounted for many crashes due to the number of crossovers,” said Brent Epps, Chesterfield County Transportation director. “The increased capacity and more focused crossover access are projected to help keep traffic flowing and drivers safe.”
County and state transportation officials pursued the $10.7 million project to improve traffic operations and safety within the project corridor by eliminating several crossovers and reducing the number of conflict points for potential crashes along the thoroughfare.
While this section of limited crossover design has a similar look and feel of a superstreet, the recently open stretch of roadway is not affiliated with county transportation plans to develop a superstreet along Route 10.
However, motorists should be aware there are other ongoing road projects under construction along Route 10.
Route 10 is one of the fastest-growing commercial corridors in Chesterfield County, currently carrying more than 37,000 vehicles a day. That number is expected to approach 48,000 vehicles a day by 2039.
Williamsburg-based Branscome Inc. was retained as the project’s general contractor. Crews with the firm officially completed the Route 10 road widening and improvements on Friday, Dec. 4.
Funds used to complete the project included money from VDOT’s Revenue Sharing Program, which matches local dollars with state transportation revenue, revenue from the federal Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) and local dollars allocated from the county’s general fund.