Courthouse Road & Route 1 Intersection Improvements


Project Description

The Jefferson Davis Highway (US 1) and Courthouse Road (RT 630) Intersection Improvement Project will widen approximately 0.65 miles of US-1 to provide dedicated left-turn lanes onto Courthouse Road and Bells Hill (RT 631)/Hope Road (RT 687). US-1 will be improved to a 4-lane, divided roadway with a concrete median separating northbound and southbound traffic. Dedicated left-turn lanes will be added to US-1 at Courthouse Road and the Bells Hill/Hope Road intersection to improve traffic signal function and reduce intersection delays. Eastbound Courthouse Road will be widened to provide a dedicated left-turn, right-turn, and through lane. Westbound Courthouse Road will be re-striped to provide a dedicated left-turn, right-turn, and through lane. An 8-foot sidewalk will also be installed along both sides of US-1.

Project Funding

Total estimated project funding is $21,936,325 and anticipated to finish in FY2023

(KCD095) Courthouse Road & Route 1 Intersection Improvements

Operating Impact Summary

All roadway improvements are done within VDOT right‐of‐way and therefore the maintenance of this roadway will continue to be VDOT’s responsibility.

Relationship to Approved County Policy or Plan

  • On September 15, 2015, the Board of Supervisors (BOS) supported the submission of an application to compete for VDOT’s Smart Scale funding program. Project was subsequently awarded $4.646M in Smart Scale funds.
  • Supports the BOS Strategic Priority – Responsive Transportation System.

Change or Reasons for Revisions

FY2020 – Project cost has increased due to increase in Right-of-Way acquisition costs (settlements/condemnation) and increase in construction costs associated with inflation. This cost increase has been offset through the addition of proffer funds and additional Revenue Sharing funds.

FY2021 – Project cost has increased to $18,720,200 from $14,884,567 due to increases in Right-of-Way acquisition costs (settlements/condemnation) and increase in construction costs associated with inflation. This cost increase has been offset through additional Revenue Sharing funds.

FY2022 – Project cost has increased further to $19,936,400 due to increases in Right-of-Way acquisition costs (settlements/condemnation) and increase in construction costs associated with inflation. Cost increase will be offset through cost savings on recently completed projects (Brooke, Juggins, etc.)

FY2023 – Project cost has increased further to $21,936,325 due to increases in Right-of-Way acquisition costs (settlements/condemnation) and increase in construction costs associated with inflation. Cost increase will be offset through the use of FY23 Personal Property Tax revenues.