Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344

LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560


April 18, 2014

Next week, a temporary traffic signal will be installed overnight, and sewer work will close a portion of Carter Street during daytime hours

FREDERICKSBURG – Motorists traveling through the Falmouth area of Stafford County next week may encounter several work zones as construction progresses to build new turn lanes and travel lanes at the intersection of Route 1, Route 17 Business, and Route 218 (Butler Road).


Route 1/Route 17 Business/Route 218 (Butler Road)


Starting at 10 p.m. on Monday, April 21, the intersection’s traffic signal will be de-activated, and a temporary traffic signal will be installed, along with temporary wiring and poles.


All lanes will remain open at the intersection, but motorists may encounter brief delays. Motorists will be directed to pass through the intersection by law enforcement personnel while the traffic signal is out of operation. Work will continue at the intersection until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22.


Law enforcement personnel will direct traffic again at the intersection from 10 p.m. on Tuesday until 5 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23, and again from 10 p.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. on Thursday, April 24. This work will occur weather permitting.


Construction work to expand the intersection will displace the existing traffic signal poles and equipment. New, permanent traffic signal equipment will be installed by the end of the project, scheduled for September 2015.


Carter Street


Carter Street will be closed to through traffic for sewer work between Route 1 and Gordon Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23-Friday, April 25.


Carter Street will remain open to traffic between Gordon Street and Butler Road.




Real-time listings of work zones, congestion and incident information is available on VDOT’s 24-hour traffic information website,


Motorists can also access 511Virginia by calling 511 from any telephone in Virginia, or by downloading the free 511 Virginia mobile app.



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