Monticello Avenue / Ironbound Road Intersection

Project Summary

The project was designed for a private developer (New Town Associates, LLC) who was advancing the plans for VDOT. VDOT had the construction money allocated but did not have the resources to design the project. The developer, through Timmons Group, designed the project, purchased the right-of-way and handed plans back to VDOT for construction.

The project involved a major intersection redesign at this important primary/secondary intersection.

Project Highlights

The project involved roadway and drainage design, utility coordination and traffic signal design for major intersection improvements at Monticello Avenue (Route 321) and Ironbound Road (Route 615) at New Town, a 365-acre mixed-use “new urbanist” community in Williamsburg and James City County, Virginia.

Under a project agreement with VDOT, the project was designed by Timmons Group for New Town Associates, LLC. VDOT had the construction funds available but did not have the resources to design the project. Timmons Group designed the project, assisted with right-ofway acquisition and utility coordination, and turned the plans over to VDOT for construction.

The project involved a major intersection redesign at this important primary/secondary intersection. Timmons Group coordinated with VDOT, the City of Williamsburg (for one side of the intersection), James City County (the other side of the intersection), and the College of William and Mary. Timmons Group also coordinated with VDOT Hampton Roads District staff on the planned widening of the Ironbound Road corridor (under a separate construction contract).

The project involved widening the roadway through a sensitive natural area (“The Woods”) owned by the College and included the integration of bicycle and pedestrian accommodations into the roadway section.