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Project of the Month: Skiffes Creek Connector project, James City County

Project of the Month: Skiffes Creek Connector project, James City County

Each month, HRTPO staff highlights a project that is currently being implemented within the Hampton Roads region.  This month, staff is highlighting the Skiffes Creek Connector project in James City County. 

The project will provide strategic connectivity by constructing a connector road between Pocahontas Trail (Route 60) and Merrimac Trail (Route 143) and also includes the following:

  • Intersection improvements at Route 60
  • Bridge over Skiffes Creek
  • Bridge over Route 143 and CSX rail tracks
  • Intersection improvements at Route 143
  • Stormwater management and drainage systems
  • Multi-use path for pedestrians and bicyclists along Route 60

The project improvements are anticipated to improve safety, emergency evacuation, and enhance the movement of goods along the two primary roadways and are thereby critical to the regional transportation system.

The total cost estimate of the project is approximately $40.6 million, and as of June 2022, a total of $18.8 million has been expended on the project.  The project began over 10 years ago with project design and construction is currently underway.  The roadway is scheduled to open to the public by the end of the year. 

Aerial photo of the Skiffes Creek Connector Bridge

Bridge progress over Route 143 and CSX rail tracks

Source: VDOT

HRTPO TIP Map of the Skiffes Creek Connector project

Source: HRTPO Staff

To learn more about this project, use the direct link below:

https://www.hrtpotip.org/uploads/docs/100200.pdf

To view other projects in the region, visit the Hampton Roads Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) webpage at https://www.hrtpotip.org/.

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