Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344

LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560


Sept. 20, 2013

Speed limit will be lowered to 35 mph between Cardinal Forest Drive and International Parkway

FREDERICKSBURG – The speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph on southbound Route 17 between Cardinal Forest Drive and International Parkway in Stafford County beginning Monday, Sept. 23.  


The speed limit is being temporarily lowered from 45 mph to 35 mph in the construction work zone to widen Route 17.


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.


Message boards will be posted today for motorists approaching the work zone, alerting them to the future speed limit change, and encouraging them to reduce speed ahead in this area.


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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