Studies: Route 1 STARS Corridor Study, Spotsylvania County

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The Virginia Department of Transportation, in partnership with Spotsylvania County and the Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO), are looking at ways to improve the efficiency and safety of the Route 1 corridor from Mine Road to Market Street.

Possible improvements for multiple locations on Route 1 are being developed as part of a study of the corridor. The study is being funded as part of VDOT's Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions (STARS) program.

Click here to see a fact sheet on the STARS program. 

Recommendations are being developed to improve intersections on Route 1 in Spotsylvania at four locations:

  • Mine Road/Hood Drive
  • Business Drive
  • Market Street

Currently, the project team is looking at costs and schedule estimates as they develop various recommendations. They will also create benefit-versus-cost ratios and prioritize recommendations.

Targeted improvements initially identified in the study: access management, congestion mitigation measures and innovative intersection concepts.

The team will have initial recommendations to share with the public in late spring 2020. Opportunities for public input will be advertised to gather feedback on these recommendations. Comments will then be used to drive development of the final study recommendations, which would be made in fall 2020.


A STARS study identifies smaller transportation projects to ease congestion or improve safety. At the end of the study, the goal is to have several ideas that can be pursued and built as funding becomes available. Spotsylvania County could submit a project application for SMART SCALE funding or revenue-sharing funding, or VDOT could seek federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funds for qualifying projects.


Contact Info:

Linda LaSut
(540) 899-4288

Phase: Studies

Lat/Long: 38.249690, -77.498700

Locality: Spotsylvania

Page last modified: April 7, 2020