Route 288 / Route 60 Improvements at Watkins Centre

Project Summary

Timmons Group provided surveying and engineering design services for over $20M worth of roadway improvements associated with 4 million square feet of office/retail development at the interchange of Route 60 and Route 288. The roadway work includes:

  • US Route 60 – This work includes the transformation of an exiting four-lane divided rural principal arterial roadway into an eight-lane urban corridor.    
  • Watkins Centre Parkway/Otterdale Road – This work includes 3,000 feet of new four-lane divided urban collector as well as the widening of over 2,500 feet of existing roadway and four roundabouts
  • VA Route 288 – This work includes approximately 10,000 feet of widening along this limited access highway including collector-distributor roadways, four new ramps and ramp connections.

Project Highlights

  • Worked with four developers and their engineers to incorporate all interests into one
    comprehensive and coordinated project.
  • Coordinated with various utility companies to establish what facilities were in the
    corridors and to design around their utilities so that the corridor could be developed on
    schedule.
  • The double-lane roundabouts were a first for Chesterfield County.
  • The MOT plan fell under the requirements of the new VDOT TMP requirements.
  • The project is being financed through a Community Development Authority (CDA).