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New Traffic Pattern on Route 29

Two intersections near Rio Road closed, signals deactivated

  • Albemarle Square and Route 29 (first signalized intersection north of Rio Road)
  • Fashion Square Drive and Route 29 (first signalized intersection south of Rio Road)

The signals at the intersections were deactivated and the intersections closed with barriers on Sept. 9. These are permanent closures; the intersections will not reopen post-construction. 

Two temporary crossovers are now open

  • U-Turn only crossover on Route 29 for northbound traffic just south of Myers Drive (north of existing Albemarle Square intersection)
  • Full temporary intersection on Route 29 at Berkmar Drive (south of existing Fashion Square Drive intersection)

The two temporary crossovers will be removed Sept. 2, 2016 when the Rio Road grade-separated intersection opens to both through and local traffic.

Related traffic impacts

For northbound traffic on Route 29:

Access to Fashion Square Mall does not change

  • Turn right at Twentyninth Place
  • Turn right at Fashion Square Drive
  • Turn right on Rio Road East, then right onto Mall Drive

Access from Fashion Square Drive (north entrance) to Rt. 29 changes

  • Right turn only from Fashion Square Drive to Route 29 northbound

Access to Albemarle Square does not change

  • Turn right at Albemarle Square
  • Turn right onto Rio Road East, then left into Albemarle Square

Access from Albemarle Square to Rt. 29 changes

  • Turn right from Albemarle Square to Route 29 northbound

For southbound traffic on Route 29:

Access to Albemarle Square changes:

  • No access at the existing Route 29-Albemarle Square signalized intersection
  • Two options for access to Albemarle Square: 
    • Make a U-turn at Rio Road, then take Route 29 north and turn right at Albemarle Square    
    • Turn left at Rio Road, then turn left again at Albemarle Square

Access to Fashion Square Mall changes:

  • No access at existing Route 29-Fashion Square Drive (north entrance) signalized intersection
  • Two options for access to Fashion Square Mall:
    • Turn left at Twentyninth Place onto Fashion Square Drive (south entrance)
    • Turn left at Rio Road, then turn right onto Mall Drive

News and Information

TRAFFIC PATTERN CHANGING AS RT. 29 PROJECTS ADVANCE
Two intersections closing, two temporary signals active Sept. 9; all areas open for business

Map of Traffic Pattern During Construction Near Rio Road (PDF; 1 MB)