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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Kelly.Hannon@VDOT.Virginia.Gov

LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Tina.Bundy@VDOT.virginia.gov

FRED-86052

Sept. 18, 2015



ROUTE 630 (COURTHOUSE ROAD) UTILITY WORK SET TO BEGIN
Tree trimming will be underway starting Monday, Sept. 21

FREDERICKSBURG –Tree trimming will begin along Route 630 (Courthouse Road) in Stafford County next week in advance of a Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) widening project.

Courthouse Road will be widened from two lanes to four lanes west of Interstate 95, between Cedar Lane and Ramoth Church Road/Winding Creek Road.

Utility crews will trim trees and clear vegetation before moving utility lines. Tree trimming will be underway through December 2015.

Most tree trimming work will occur along the road shoulder. Periodic lane closures may be needed and will be announced in advance.

About the Project

Courthouse Road will be widened over a distance of approximately 1.7 miles. A 10-foot shared use path will be built on the north side of Courthouse Road.

A new traffic signal will be installed at the entrance to Colonial Forge High School and Liberty Knolls subdivision. Ramoth Church Road and Winding Creek Road will be realigned to meet at a four-way intersection, which will also have a traffic signal.

The $35.9 million Courthouse Road widening project will be advertised together with a separate interchange project on Courthouse Road in Stafford.

A $149.4 million proposed Interstate 95/Courthouse Road Interchange Relocation project would reconstruct the existing interchange at Exit 140 as a diverging diamond interchange (DDI). The proposed project would also relocate the intersection of Courthouse Road and Route 1 to the south to align with Hospital Center Boulevard.

VDOT will advertise these projects together using its design-build contracting method.

VDOT will issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) in October 2015, and a Request for Proposals in spring 2016. Construction dates will be available after the project contract is awarded in fall 2016.

Public Meeting

VDOT is holding a citizen information meeting later this month to update the public on the status of the Courthouse Road widening project.

The meeting will be held:

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
5-8 p.m.
Colonial Forge High School
550 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22554

Stop by anytime between 5-8 p.m. to review project maps and ask questions. Staff will be available throughout the meeting to answer questions and address concerns.

This citizen information meeting will be held at the same time, date and location as a separate design public hearing for the proposed Interstate 95/Route 630 Interchange Relocation project.

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VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.



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