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

FRED-114108

May 3, 2017



PUBLIC INVITED TO COMMENT ON ROUTE 3, ROUTE 17 CORRIDOR STUDIES
VDOT to share corridor study findings on Route 17 Business in Stafford County and Route 3 (East of I-95) in Fredericksburg

FREDERICKSBURG – The public is invited to attend a citizen information meeting on Wednesday, May 10, to review and provide comment on the results of two recent corridor studies conducted in the Fredericksburg region.

The study targeted Route 17 Business from the Interstate 95 interchange at Exit 133 (Route 17/Falmouth) to Washington Street in Stafford County, and Route 3 (east of I-95) from the I-95 interchange at Exit 130 (Route 3/Fredericksburg) to Route 2 (Dixon Street) in Fredericksburg.

The findings for these two corridor studies, initiated in 2016, will be available at the meeting for public review and comment. 

Comments received at this meeting will be used to further identify problem areas and to develop final recommendations to relieve congestion and improve safety along these busy transportation corridors.

The citizen information meeting will be held:

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

5-7 p.m.                                                             

Central Rappahannock Regional Library Headquarters

1201 Caroline Street  

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Stop by anytime between 5-7 p.m. to review the findings and discuss concerns with Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) staff and planning representatives. A presentation will be made at 5:30 p.m.

Both studies were introduced through VDOT’s Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions (STARS) program, which began in 2007.

Background

The STARS program seeks to develop innovative transportation solutions that will relieve congestion, improve safety, and solve critical traffic and safety challenges throughout the Commonwealth.

The STARS program identifies projects that could be potentially funded in VDOT’s Six-Year Improvement Program or through other funding programs.

VDOT planners and traffic engineers work with local planners and stakeholders to identify areas that will benefit from cost-effective measures aimed at improving safety and reducing congestion. 

Short-term improvements could include cutting back vegetation to improve visibility or adding or improving signage. Intermediate improvements may add travel lanes or modify existing intersections, and long-term improvements could range from roadway realignments to major construction with right-of-way impacts.

Additional information about the STARS program is available on www.VirginiaDOT.org.

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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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