VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Aug. 7, 2016
ROUTE 610 EASTBOUND TRAFFIC PATTERN RESTORED AT ROUTE 1 IN STAFFORD
Previous turn lane, through lane traffic pattern is back in place at entrance to Aquia Harbour subdivision
FREDERICKSBURG – Motorists on Route 610 (Garrisonville Road) eastbound in Stafford County will find the traffic pattern and lane assignments have been restored at the Route 1 intersection, near the Aquia Harbour subdivision entrance.
Overnight, traffic signal crews restored the traffic pattern and lane assignments for motorists approaching Route 1 and the entrance to the Aquia Harbour.
Eastbound Garrisonville Road drivers approaching the intersection can once again choose between using a left turn lane, a shared left turn lane/through lane, a through lane, and a right turn lane.
On the morning of Friday, Aug. 5, these lane assignments were modified by a signal crew installing new traffic signal equipment at the intersection.
“Extensive public outreach is needed for any traffic pattern change that will significantly disrupt driving habits or pose a safety risk,” said Sean Nelson, P.E., Resident Engineer at VDOT’s Fredericksburg Residency. “We failed to communicate this change to drivers in advance, and we apologize to everyone that was surprised by this unannounced traffic pattern change on Friday and Saturday on Route 610 eastbound.”
During off-peak hours this week, lane markings at the intersection will be brightened with fresh paint, and the traffic signal equipment will be adjusted.
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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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