Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344

LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560


Aug. 2, 2013

Closures scheduled between Celebrate Virginia Parkway and Stafford Lakes Parkway

FREDERICKSBURG – Lane closures have been scheduled overnight on northbound Route 17 in Stafford County for Sunday, Aug. 4 and Monday, Aug. 5.


On Sunday, Aug. 4, the left turn lane on northbound Route 17 will be closed at Berea Church Road/Banks Ford Parkway  for installation of a temporary traffic signal. The turn lane will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Monday.


The left turn lane and left travel lane of northbound Route 17 will be closed overnight Monday, Aug. 5 between Celebrate Virginia Parkway and Stafford Lakes Parkway. The lanes will be closed from 9 p.m. Monday until 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6.


Northbound motorists will not be allowed to turn left at Banks Ford Parkway on Sunday evening, and Banks Ford Parkway and Stafford Lakes Parkway on Monday evening. Motorists should make a U-turn at the traffic signal at Village Parkway, and proceed south on Route 17 to reach their destination.


On Monday evening, workers will be paving temporary travel lanes in the median of northbound Route 17 for an upcoming traffic shift associated with the Route 17 widening project.


In June, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) started a $48.9 million project to widen Route 17 from four to six lanes between McLane Drive and Stafford Lakes Parkway, a distance of nearly 2 miles.


Click Here for more information on the Route 17 Widening Project. The project will be completed by December 1, 2016.


Real-time listings of travel times, work zones, and traffic incidents in Virginia are available on VDOT’s 24-hour traffic information website, Motorists can also access 511Virginia by calling 511 from any telephone in Virginia.



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