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July 11, 2013

Speed limit lowered to 35 mph from Celebrate Virginia Parkway to Stafford Lakes Parkway for work zone

FREDERICKSBURG The speed limit has been reduced to 35 mph on northbound Route 17 between Celebrate Virginia Parkway and Stafford Lakes Parkway in Stafford County.


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.


At this time, the speed limit is being lowered from 45 mph to 35 mph only in the northbound lanes of the project, where construction is beginning. As construction advances, and work gets underway on southbound Route 17, the 35 mph work zone speed limit will be in effect in both directions of the project corridor.


Message boards will be posted for motorists approaching the work zone, encouraging them to reduce speed ahead. Orange signs will also be posted in advance of the new speed limit signs as a visual alert.


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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