VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Nov. 4, 2016
ROUTE 620 (HARRISON ROAD) TRAFFIC SWITCH SET FOR WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9 IN SPOTSYLVANIA
Harrison Road traffic will shift to new asphalt as construction continues on intersection improvement project
FREDERICKSBURG – Motorists may encounter brief delays on Route 620 (Harrison Road) in Spotsylvania County for a traffic switch on Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Harrison Road traffic west of Route 1 will be shifted onto new asphalt between Pine Needle Court and west of Graningers Circle.
The traffic shift is scheduled to occur between 9 a.m. and noon Wednesday, weather permitting.
A flagging crew will direct motorists through the work zone. Traffic may be reduced to one lane at times, with a brief traffic stop of 5-10 minutes to complete pavement markings.
Traffic is shifting to provide space to continue widening Harrison Road from two lanes to four lanes between Route 1 and just west of Graningers Circle.
The $22 million intersection improvement project at Route 1 and Harrison Road seeks to reduce congestion and driver delay 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 began in May 2016 and will be completed in May 2018.
An estimated average of 24,600 vehicles a day travel through the intersection, according to a 2015 VDOT traffic count.
Motorists can find real-time information on work zones, traffic, incidents and lane closures on 511Virginia.
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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