Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344


Feb. 6, 2018

Construction will add sidewalks along Guinea, Hook and Hayes roads, and

FREDERICKSBURG ⸺ Construction is starting this month on a Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) project in Gloucester County to extend the left turn lane on Route 17 southbound at Route 636 (Brays Point Road), and to build new sidewalk on Guinea, Hook and Hayes roads.

The $1.9 million project will extend the left turn lane for Route 17 southbound traffic turning onto Brays Point Road. Lengthening the turn lane will reduce congestion in the Route 17 southbound travel lanes, and will accommodate increased traffic traveling to recreational facilities on Brays Point Road.

The construction to add a turn lane was combined with a project to add sidewalk along portions of Route 216 (Guinea Road), Route 1216 (Hayes Road) and Route 1219 (Hook Road). The project aims to improve pedestrian access to businesses and residential areas along the Route 17 corridor. A total of 1.5 miles of sidewalk will be built and pedestrian crossing signal equipment will be added at the intersection of Route 17 and Hook and Guinea roads.

Drivers will see construction on Route 17 and along Guinea, Hayes and Hook roads. Motorists should watch for periodic daytime and overnight single lane closures on Route 17 northbound and southbound at the Brays Point Road intersection.

Both projects are scheduled for completion by June 28, 2018.


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