VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
March 16, 2016
CTB AWARDS CONTRACT FOR ROUTE 1, HARRISON ROAD INTERSECTION PROJECT
Project aims to reduce driver delay and congestion at Spotsylvania County intersection
FREDERICKSBURG – The Commonwealth Transportation Board today awarded a contract worth approximately $9.8 million to Henderson Construction Company, Inc., of Fredericksburg to improve the intersection of U.S. 1 and Route 620 (Harrison Road) in Spotsylvania County.
Construction will begin in late spring 2016. The project seeks to reduce congestion and driver delay at the intersection of Route 1 and Harrison Road by building additional turn lanes and through lanes and extending existing turn lanes.
Sidewalks and new lighting will be added at the intersection. The project will also upgrade traffic signal equipment to include pedestrian crossing features.
Construction will be completed in May 2018. Utility relocation work is underway now at the intersection.
An estimated average of 24,600 vehicles a day travel through the Route 1 and Harrison Road intersection, according to a 2015 VDOT traffic count.
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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