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Route 17 Widening, Stafford County

McLane Drive to 0.2 miles north of Stafford Lakes Parkway

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
June 2013

Est Completion Date
December 1, 2016


$48.9 million

Lengths and Limits
McLane Drive to 0.2 miles north of Stafford Lakes Parkway

Henderson Construction Company


Sylvester Okpala, Area Construction Engineer
Kelly Hannon, VDOT Communications Manager

Project Overview

Construction is underway to widen Route 17 in Stafford County from four to six lanes west of Interstate 95 from McLane Drive to 0.2 miles north of Stafford Lakes Parkway. 

The project is fully funded. Construction began in June 2013 and will continue through December 1, 2016.

Project Details

This 2-mile widening project will create 3 through travel lanes in each direction of Route 17, plus add a continuous right turn lane and dual left turn lanes when needed. 

This project will improve traffic flow and navigation for local traffic visiting businesses and residential areas along the corridor, as well as through traffic. 

The project includes construction of a sidewalk, and curb and gutter. 

The project includes 8 intersections with traffic signals, which will all receive traffic signal upgrades:

• McLane Drive

• Falls Run Drive/VDOT Park & Ride Commuter Lot

• Plantation Drive/Commerce Drive

• Litchfield Boulevard/McWhirt Loop

• Banks Ford Drive

• Celebrate Virginia Parkway/International Drive

• Banks Ford Parkway/Berea Church Road

• Stafford Lakes Parkway

Route 17 in this segment carries an average of 55,500 vehicles a day. Trucks represent 17 percent of the number of vehicles. 

Public Hearing

A design public hearing on the project was held on July 13, 2010.

Please click here to view the brochure from the public hearing. 

Pardon Our Dust Meeting: May 23, 2013

The Virginia Department of Transportation held a "Pardon Our Dust" meeting on Thursday, May 23 at the University of Mary Washington, Stafford Campus. 

Click Here to view the fact sheet distributed at the meeting. 

Click Here to view the presentation from the meeting. 

To receive email alerts on this project, please email fredericksburginfo@VDOT.Virginia.Gov

Update: July 11, 2013

Construction is now underway.  

The speed limit on the northbound side of Route 17 between Celebrate Virginia Parkway and Stafford Lakes Parkway has been lowered to 35 mph.  

Click here for details.

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