The signals will operate in flash mode for 48 hours to test their functionality before they are fully operational. During flash mode, drivers should continue using the interchange with caution, stopping at flashing red traffic signals and entering the intersection with caution at flashing yellow traffic signals. Drivers should expect new pavement markings at the interchange and guiding signage to alert them of the new signals and traffic patterns.
Once flash mode is complete, the signals will be switched to full color operations.
The new traffic signals are part of a larger interchange improvements project that began in March 2020. In addition to the signals, the project includes new turn lanes and pavement markings to accommodate heavier traffic volumes and enhance safety. More information on the nearly complete project can be found at http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/richmond/interchange_improvements_at_route_288_and_broad_stre et_road_route_250_in_goochland.asp.
Anyone with questions about the project can call VDOT’s customer service center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).
For the latest real-time traffic information or road conditions, call 511 or visit http://www.511virginia.org.