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Oct. 9, 2019



COURTHOUSE ROAD PARK & RIDE LOT ACCESS CHANGES ON THURSDAY, OCT. 17 IN STAFFORD
Commuters will use the Wyche Road intersection to access a new side entrance to the Park & Ride lot; Temporary traffic signal will be shifted to Wyche Road and Courthouse Road

Wednesday, Oct. 16 UPDATE: The opening of a new access road into the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Park & Ride commuter lot on Courthouse Road in Stafford County has been postponed to Thursday, Oct. 17 due to inclement weather. The temporary traffic signal at Courthouse Road and Wyche Road will now be activated after the morning rush hour on Thursday, Oct. 17. 

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Access to the Route 630 (Courthouse Road) Park & Ride commuter lot in Stafford County will change on Wednesday, Oct. 16, as a new side entrance to the lot opens from Wyche Road.

Following the morning rush hour travel period on Oct. 16, crews will open Florida Rock Drive along Wyche Road.

Florida Rock Drive will serve as the only entrance and exit to the Park & Ride lot until construction is complete in July 2020. Construction is underway to build a larger lot with additional parking and new amenities as part of the Interstate 95 Exit 140 interchange reconstruction project.

View an online map of the upcoming access change at the Park & Ride lot.

As the new lot entrance opens at Florida Rock Drive, the temporary traffic signal at the existing lot entrance on Courthouse Road will be turned off. A temporary traffic signal will be placed in full color operation at the Courthouse Road and Wyche Road intersection.

Message boards will be posted this week to alert Park & Ride lot users about the upcoming access change.

When construction is finished, there will be approximately 1,100 commuter parking spaces available at the Exit 140 interchange in two Park & Ride lots. The larger of the two Park & Ride lots will include a dedicated bus, carpool and vanpool pickup and dropoff area to assist with High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) ridesharing. The finished lots will have multiple entrances, sidewalks, shelters, bicycle racks, and permanent lighting structures.

Park & Ride lots are intended to promote ridesharing and reduce congestion. To find a Park & Ride lot, please visit the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) interactive ridesharing map, which provides information on more than 300 Park & Ride lots across the state.

For additional information about the I-95 Exit 140 and Courthouse Road widening project, please visit www.VirginiaDOT.org/Exit140.

Find Ridesharing Options with GWRideConnect

For more information on carpooling, vanpooling, slugging and transit options, VDOT encourages motorists to explore GWRideConnect.

This free ridesharing information service assists those who are seeking transportation from Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline and King George counties to employment locations in Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, Richmond, Dahlgren and other destinations around the Fredericksburg region.

Project Background

Construction on the $195 million project to reconfigure Exit 140 to a diverging diamond interchange began in July 2017. The project is also widening Courthouse Road to four lanes from Route 1 to just west of Ramoth Church Road and Winding Creek Road.

All work is expected to be complete by July 31, 2020.

To learn more, please visit the project page at www.VirginiaDOT.org/Exit140. Find more information on diverging diamond interchanges at VDOT’s innovative intersections and interchanges page.

511Virginia

Motorists can find real-time information on lane closures, work zones, traffic and other incidents on 511Virginia.

Download the free mobile 511Virginia app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected, or visit www.511Virginia.org. Motorists also can reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.

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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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